Central North Coastal Waters Forecast: Stanley to Flinders Island

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Forecast issued at 10:07 am EST on Friday 1 August 2014.

Weather Situation

A deep low pressure centred south of Tasmania will move away to the southeast during today with a vigorous and cold westerly stream shifting southwesterly. Winds should then gradually ease tonight and during tomorrow as a high moves from the Bight region to western New South Wales. The high should then become slow moving over southern New South Wales on Sunday, as another high moves south of Western Australia. Both highs will maintain a broad ridge to the north of Tasmania on Monday as a cold front passes to the south.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Central North Coast

Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly in the early afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres around midday, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Westerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres later in the evening.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms offshore late in the morning. Possible hail offshore late in the morning.

Saturday 2 August

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Westerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.

Sunday 3 August

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Westerly around 1 metre.

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 Friday.

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