Central North Coastal Waters Forecast: Stanley to Flinders Island

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EDT on Thursday 8 December 2022.

Weather Situation

A cold front is moving east over the Tasman Sea leaving a cold and showery southwesterly airstream in its wake. Winds and showers will ease during Friday, with a high pressure system expected to move over Tasmania. The high will move out to the east on Saturday ahead of a low that is expected to move to the west of Tasmania during Sunday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Gale Warning for Thursday for Central North Coast

Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore during the morning.
Seas
2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
Swell
West to southwesterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore, possibly severe.

Friday 9 December

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots tending northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then becoming variable about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Saturday 10 December

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Westerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Please be awareWind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

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 Thursday.

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