Central North Coastal Waters Forecast: Stanley to Flinders Island

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Forecast issued at 10:49 am EST on Wednesday 24 May 2017.

Weather Situation

A deep low well south of the Bight is continuing to spin a series of cold fronts and troughs over Tasmania, with a front currently near the west coast to cross the state this morning, followed by yet another front Thursday afternoon. A relative ridge will cross Tasmania on Friday as a high passes to the north and the low moves just southwest of the state.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Central North Coast

Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots until early evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Westerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late morning.

Thursday 25 May

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Central North Coast

Winds
Westerly 15 to 25 knots tending west to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon then becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots late evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Westerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Friday 26 May

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Westerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

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 Wednesday.

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