Central North Coastal Waters Forecast: Stanley to Flinders Island

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Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EDT on Thursday 30 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A weak cold front over Tasmania will dissipate this evening while a high pressure ridge to the north weakens. A trough and cold front will move into the western Bight overnight, then approach during Friday as an associated low to the south deepens, bringing a north to northwesterly flow. The trough will then cross Tasmania overnight, followed by the front on Saturday morning, bringing a cold westerly change. A second low is expected to pass to the south of the state early on Sunday, maintaining cold and windy conditions, before the approach of a high from the west during the day results in the southwesterly flow gradually moderating.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots inshore east of Devonport in the early evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Westerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 31 October

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northeasterly 10 to 20 knots in the late morning and early afternoon.
Seas
Up to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Mainly westerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Saturday 1 November

Winds
Northerly 20 to 25 knots turning westerly 25 to 35 knots before dawn.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the morning.
Swell
Westerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Sunday 2 November

Winds
West to southwesterly 25 to 35 knots.
Seas
2.5 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Westerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 30% 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 5:00 am EDT Friday.

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