Central North Coastal Waters Forecast: Stanley to Flinders Island

No warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:06 pm EST on Wednesday 16 April 2014.

Weather Situation

A high well to the southeast of Tasmania extends a ridge over the state, with the ridge to move to the east tomorrow as a cold front approaches from the west. The front is then expected to weaken near the west coast late tomorrow. A more significant cold front will cross Tasmania on Friday, bringing a cooler southwesterly flow in its wake. A ridge of high pressure will gradually extend over Tasmania later on Saturday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
East to northeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Westerly below 1 metre.

Thursday 17 April

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Westerly below 1 metre.

Friday 18 April

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots shifting west to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Swell
Westerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.

Saturday 19 April

Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Swell
Westerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.

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 Thursday.

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