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

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Monday 19 August 2019.

Weather Situation

A southwesterly flow ahead of a warm front that will cross the state this afternoon and evening with winds tending westerly behind the front. Another cold front will cross the state Tuesday afternoon with winds strengthening to strong and gusty during Tuesday morning. Fresh to strong and gusty southwesterly flow on Wednesday as a high pressure system moves into the Bight and a low pressure system deepens. A high over the Bight will move slowly eastwards on Thursday, extending a ridge towards Tasmania late in the day as the southwesterly flow eases.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Central West Coast

Winds
Westerly 25 to 30 knots.
Seas
3 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 6 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of rain.

Tuesday 20 August

Gale Warning for Tuesday for Central West Coast

Winds
Westerly 25 to 30 knots increasing to 30 to 35 knots in the morning.
Seas
3 to 4 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 5 to 6 metres, tending westerly 5 to 7 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain.

Wednesday 21 August

Winds
West to southwesterly 30 to 40 knots decreasing to 20 to 30 knots in the morning then increasing to 25 to 40 knots in the evening.
Seas
3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday, then increasing to 3 to 4 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Southwesterly 6 to 7 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers, with possible hail in the morning.

Thursday 22 August

Winds
Southwesterly 25 to 40 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots during the day then turning westerly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
2.5 to 4 metres, decreasing below 2.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southwesterly 5 to 7 metres, decreasing to 5 metres during the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Please be awareWind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

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 Tuesday.

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