Central North Coastal Waters Forecast: Stanley to Flinders Island

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Forecast issued at 10:23 am EST on Thursday 2 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A cold front will cross Tasmania today, with fresh to strong westerly winds tending southwesterly, as a high over the eastern Bight slowly moves eastwards. The high will pass to the north of Tasmania on Friday, to lie to the northeast by Friday evening. A cold front will approach Tasmania from the west during Saturday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Central North Coast

Winds
Westerly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the afternoon. Winds turning southwesterly in the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Westerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre later in the evening.

Friday 3 October

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning, becoming variable about 10 knots later in the morning then west to northwesterly 5 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Westerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.

Saturday 4 October

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending west to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Westerly below 1 metre.

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 EST Thursday.

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