Central North Coastal Waters Forecast: Stanley to Flinders Island

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Forecast issued at 10:11 am EDT on Sunday 26 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A trough lies over Bass Strait while a high is centred just south of Tasmania. The high will move away to the southeast early today with the trough to linger about the north. Another trough extending from the mainland is expected to lie near King Island tonight, linked to a cold front which will approach from the west. Both features will cross Tasmania early Monday, with the associated complex low to remain well southwest of the state. Another front embedded in a strong westerly stream is expected late on Monday, with the lows tracking eastwards during Tuesday, and yet another front embedded in the cold airflow during the afternoon.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Westerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Monday 27 October

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Central North Coast

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting westerly 20 to 30 knots in the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
Westerly 1 to 2 metres.
Weather
60% chance of showers in the early morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.

Tuesday 28 October

Winds
Westerly 25 to 40 knots.
Seas
3 to 4 metres.
Swell
Westerly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
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 4:05 pm EDT Sunday.

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