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

No warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Thursday 13 August 2020.

Weather Situation

An area of high pressure over the Tasman Sea, paired with a large and near stationary low pressure system south of the Bight, direct a north to northeasterly stream over Tasmania. A trough will cross the state this afternoon and evening from the northwest, before weakening. Moist east to northeasterly winds will develop on Friday, before tending easterly on Saturday as a low pressure system develops near the New South Wales coast.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots offshore.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
1st Swell
West to northwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm from late this morning.

Friday 14 August

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning northerly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Northwesterly 1.5 metres, tending westerly 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly below 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Saturday 15 August

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Westerly 1.5 to 2 metres, tending southwesterly 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% 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 4:05 pm EST Thursday.

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