Central North Coastal Waters Forecast: Stanley to Flinders Island

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Weather Situation

A gusty northwesterly stream continues over Tasmania ahead of a cold front which will approach the west tonight before weakening as it crosses the state Friday morning. The stream will ease later Friday, due to the influence of a ridge of high pressure to the northeast of Tasmania, then tend warmer northerly on Saturday. A low will move over the Bight during Saturday, then move slowly southeastwards on Sunday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Central North Coast

Winds
Northwesterly 25 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Westerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower inshore. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore.

Friday 6 May

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Central North Coast

Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly 15 to 25 knots during the morning then decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre later in the evening.
Swell
Westerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Saturday 7 May

Winds
Northwesterly about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Westerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the morning and afternoon.

Sunday 8 May

Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Westerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% 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 EST Friday.

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