Central North Coastal Waters Forecast: Stanley to Flinders Island

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Forecast issued at 10:01 am EST on Thursday 24 April 2014.

Weather Situation

A cold front is crossing the state this morning, shifting the winds to a colder southwesterly. A high will move to the north of Tasmania later tomorrow, extending a ridge over the state, then move out over the Tasman Sea on Friday morning. Another cold front is expected to approach Tasmania from the west on Friday evening, then cross the state on Saturday morning again bringing a colder southwest change.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Central North Coast

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the late morning and early afternoon. Winds decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the afternoon, then decreasing below 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Westerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.

Friday 25 April

Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning then becoming northerly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Westerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around dawn.

Saturday 26 April

Winds
North to northwesterly 25 to 35 knots tending west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the evening.
Swell
Westerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore later in the day.

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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