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

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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Saturday 23 January 2021.

Weather Situation

A high pressure ridge extends across Bass Strait today and will weaken on Sunday with north to northeasterly winds developing. Northwesterly winds will freshen on Monday, bringing hot to very hot conditions to the east and south, ahead of a cold front crossing Tasmania in the late evening and early Tuesday morning. The cold front brings cooler southwesterly winds, with an embedded trough in the flow set to cross the state late Tuesday morning and afternoon.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the early evening. Winds decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Swell
Southwesterly 4 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.

Sunday 24 January

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy.

Monday 25 January

Winds
North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the early morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Tuesday 26 January

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 30 knots before turning southerly 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the morning.
Weather
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 5:00 am EDT Sunday.

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