Central North Coastal Waters Forecast: Stanley to Flinders Island

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Forecast issued at 10:17 pm EST on Saturday 1 October 2016.

Weather Situation

A low near the southwest coast of Tasmania will move away to the southeast this evening. The westerly flow over Tasmania will turn northerly on Sunday ahead of a cold front approaching from the west. The front will cross Tasmania late Sunday and early Monday, with a trough to follow later on Monday. Another cold front is expected to cross during Tuesday embedded in a generally westerly stream.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
Westerly 20 to 25 knots.
Seas
2 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Westerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Sunday 2 October

Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots shifting north to northeasterly 10 to 20 knots in the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Westerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of rain from late morning.

Monday 3 October

Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the morning and to 25 to 35 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning, then increasing to 3 to 4 metres around midday.
Swell
Westerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tuesday 4 October

Winds
Northwesterly 25 to 35 knots, turning west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
3 to 4 metres.
Swell
Westerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% 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 5:00 am EDT Sunday.

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