Central North Coastal Waters Forecast: Stanley to Flinders Island

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Forecast issued at 4:12 pm EST on Friday 28 August 2015.

Weather Situation

A high to the west and an area of low pressure to the east combine to produce a southerly flow over Tasmania, with a small low to the south of Tasmania expected to move up the east coast overnight. The high will lie to the south of Tasmania during Saturday and Sunday, with a southeasterly stream over the state, while a brad area of low pressure lies over the Tasman Sea. The southeasterly stream will ease on Monday as the high moves away to the southeast extending a narrow ridge over Tasmania.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
South to southwesterly 5 to 15 knots increasing to 10 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Westerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Saturday 29 August

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Central North Coast

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Westerly below 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers in the early morning.

Sunday 30 August

Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Monday 31 August

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

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 EST Saturday.

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