Central North Coastal Waters Forecast: Stanley to Flinders Island

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Forecast issued at 10:36 pm EDT on Wednesday 29 March 2017.

Weather Situation

A cold front currently crossing Tasmania will move out to the east of the state overnight. A trough will cross Tasmania early on Thursday, while a high over the Bight slowly extends a ridge towards the state later in the day. The ridge will move to the east of Tasmania on Friday, as the next front approaches from the west. This front will cross the state early on Saturday, bringing a southwesterly change.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Central North Coast

Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
2.5 metres.
Swell
Westerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Thursday 30 March

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly during the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Westerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers offshore, 20% chance elsewhere.

Friday 31 March

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Westerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Saturday 1 April

Winds
Westerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 30 knots before turning southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Westerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

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 Thursday.

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