Central North Coastal Waters Forecast: Stanley to Flinders Island

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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Thursday 17 January 2019.

Weather Situation

A trough lies over Tasmania with an area of high pressure over the Tasman Sea. The trough will weaken Friday morning with a cold front to cross Tasmania later Friday and early Saturday morning as winds tend westerly. A high will move over the Bight Saturday morning, and extend a ridge north of Tasmania, with another high developing northeast of Tasmania during the day. High pressure systems will lie to the northwest and northeast of Tasmania on Sunday, with a cold front to pass near the south of the state early morning.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Mainly northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Westerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of fog with reduced visibility. The chance of a thunderstorm with little or no rainfall.

Friday 18 January

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Central North Coast

Winds
Variable 5 to 15 knots tending west to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots from late morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Westerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm with little or no rainfall in the morning and afternoon.

Saturday 19 January

Winds
West to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots before dawn then becoming westerly 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Westerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Sunday 20 January

Winds
Westerly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Westerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

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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