Central North Coastal Waters Forecast: Stanley to Flinders Island

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Tuesday 17 January 2017.

Weather Situation

A cold front is slowly crossing Tasmania during this afternoon and evening. A southwesterly stream will follow on Wednesday, then a high south of the Bight will extend a ridge over Tasmania late Wednesday. The ridge will move across Tasmania to the east on Thursday, then early on Friday morning a trough will extend over the state from a complex area of low pressure moving over Victoria and New South Wales. The trough is expected to move away to the east late on Friday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Westerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Wednesday 18 January

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Central North Coast

Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
Swell
Westerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore in the early morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Thursday 19 January

Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting east to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Westerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower at night.

Friday 20 January

Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots shifting west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of rain.

Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height. Wind warnings are issued for today and tomorrow and describe the highest category of wind warning for that day.

Nearby Coastal Waters

Tas - BANKS STRAIGHT AND FRANKLIN SOUND Tas - CENTRAL NORTH COAST, Stanley to the Northern Tip of Flinders Is Tas - EAST OF FLINDERS ISLAND, Northern Tip of Flinders Is to St Helens Pt Tas - UPPER EAST COAST, St Helens Pt to Wineglass Bay Tas - LOWER EAST COAST, Wineglass Bay to Tasman Island Tas - SOUTHEAST COAST, Tasman Is to South East Cape Tas - SOUTHWEST COAST, South East Cape to Low Rocky Pt Tas - CENTRAL WEST COAST, Low Rocky Pt to Sandy Cape Tas - FAR NORTHWEST COAST, Sandy Cape to Stanley and King Island Vic - East Gippsland Coast - Coastal Waters Forecast Vic - Central Gippsland Coast - Coastal Waters Forecast Vic - Central Coast - Coastal Waters Forecast Vic - West Coast - Coastal Waters Forecast

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EDT Wednesday.

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