Central North Coastal Waters Forecast: Stanley to Flinders Island

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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Friday 24 February 2017.

Weather Situation

A trough lies near the north coast of Tasmania, and a weak front over the south will move away to the east. A high over the Bight will extend a ridge across the state later tonight and become the dominant influence tomorrow, as the trough weakens and moves northwards. As the high becomes centred over Tasmania Saturday evening, it will then slowly track eastwards over the Tasman Sea and become stationary on Monday, bringing a period of settled weather to Tasmania.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly in the evening, though easterly about eastern parts late.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Swell
Westerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly clear. 20% chance of a shower later tonight.

Saturday 25 February

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 20 knots tending easterly during the afternoon and northeasterly inshore.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Westerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Sunday 26 February

Winds
East to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Swell
West to northwesterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 27 February

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
West to northwesterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

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 Saturday.

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