Central North Coastal Waters Forecast: Stanley to Flinders Island

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Forecast issued at 10:31 am EST on Tuesday 16 September 2014.

Weather Situation

A weak high pressure system east of Tasmania will move further away as the low over Victoria moves northeast of Flinders Island during the evening. A trough of low pressure will cross Tasmania, followed by the associated cold front during Wednesday. This will bring a cold and unstable southwesterly flow in its wake, with further embedded troughs to pass over the state on Thursday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Westerly around 1 metre.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms offshore in the late morning and afternoon.

Wednesday 17 September

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Central North Coast

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
Westerly below 1 metre.

Thursday 18 September

Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Westerly below 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 Tuesday.

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