Central North Coastal Waters Forecast: Stanley to Flinders Island

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Forecast issued at 10:04 pm EDT on Thursday 29 January 2015.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure lies to the south of Tasmania, while a low lies off the south coast of New South Wales. The ridge will remain to the south of Tasmania tomorrow with southeasterly winds persisting as the low strengthens and moves slowly southward, lying to the east of Tasmania by late Friday. The ridge will weaken early Saturday as the low continues to move southward and a high builds to the south of the Bight. The high will remain fairly stationary though Sunday and Monday, while the low will slowly move away to the southeast during Sunday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the east.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the east.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Friday 30 January

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the morning, tending northwest to southwesterly in the afternoon then southerly in the late evening, lighter and more variable in the west.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Saturday 31 January

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending westerly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon then southerly in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Sunday 1 February

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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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