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

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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Tuesday 22 October 2019.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system in the Tasman Sea extends a ridge over Tasmania. A weak cold front passes the south of the state during Wednesday morning, with a trough moving up the east coast during the day while another high centre moves over the southwest of the state. Warm northerly winds freshen during Thursday as the high remains in the Tasman Sea, with a trough and cold front crossing the Bight. The trough and cold front will cross Tasmania during Friday morning and early afternoon, shifting winds west to northwesterly.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots tending north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening. Winds reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre near Eddystone Point.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Wednesday 23 October

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to northwesterly early in the morning then shifting east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the morning.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Thursday 24 October

Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming north to northeasterly about 10 knots before dawn then increasing to 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Friday 25 October

Winds
North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots shifting westerly during the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

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 Wednesday.

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