East of Flinders Island Coastal Waters Forecast: North Flinders Island to St Helens Point

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Friday 17 September 2021.

Weather Situation

Winds will tend north to northeasterly and freshen today ahead of an approaching cold front. This cold front will cross Tasmania early on Saturday, shifting winds fresh to strong and gusty northwesterly. Another cold front is expected on Sunday, with fresh to strong and gusty northwesterly winds persisting.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore around midday.
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers this evening.

Saturday 18 September

Gale Warning for Saturday for East of Flinders Island

Northerly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly 25 to 30 knots in the late morning. Winds reaching up to 35 knots in the early evening.
1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre offshore, tending west to northwesterly 1 to 2 metres later in the evening.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Sunday 19 September

West to northwesterly 25 to 40 knots.
2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning.
West to northwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the evening.
Partly cloudy. 80% 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 Friday.

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