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

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Friday 3 April 2020.

Weather Situation

An approaching cold front directs a northerly flow over the state today. The front will approach the west this evening and cross Tasmania early Saturday morning, bringing a cold, strong and gusty west to southwesterly stream with a complex area of low pressure developing south of Tasmania. The next cold front will cross Tasmania during the day on Sunday as a low moves near the state. A high will build to the south of the Bight during Monday, directing an easing southwesterly stream across Tasmania.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Central West Coast

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
2 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Saturday 4 April

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Central West Coast

Winds
North to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots shifting west to southwesterly early in the morning. Winds increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 metres, tending westerly 2 to 3 metres during the morning, then increasing to 4 to 5 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Sunday 5 April

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots becoming westerly 25 to 30 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Westerly 5 metres, tending southwesterly 4 to 5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Monday 6 April

Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southwesterly 5 to 6 metres, decreasing to 4 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
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 EDT Saturday.

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