Central West Coastal Waters Forecast: Low Rocky Point to Sandy Cape

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Forecast issued at 10:00 am EDT on Tuesday 20 November 2018.

Weather Situation

A cold front to the west combined with an area of high pressure over the Tasman Sea are producing a northerly airstream over Tasmania. The front will move over western Tasmania this evening, then to the east of the state Wednesday morning. A complex area of low pressure will develop around Tasmania later Wednesday and early Thursday, with several low centres forming close to the state.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Central West Coast

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore until around midday. Winds tending north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon then tending west to southwesterly in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of rain.

Wednesday 21 November

Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southerly in the morning then southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening, reaching up to 25 knots offshore late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, tending westerly 2 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of rain.

Thursday 22 November

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots tending southeast to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Westerly 2 to 2.5 metres, tending southwesterly 2.5 metres during the evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of rain.

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 EDT Tuesday.

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