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

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Thursday 3 December 2020.

Weather Situation

A locally fresh and gusty westerly flow is over Tasmania, with high pressure systems centred to the northeast and northwest of the state. A trough will cross Tasmania Friday morning, in the westerly flow, with a high moving north of the state during the day and winds to ease late. The high will move to the northeast of Tasmania early Saturday, with strengthening northerly winds to shift strong and gusty westerly in the evening as a cold front crosses the state and an associated low moves to the southwest. A trough will cross Tasmania during Sunday, with the strong westerly flow continuing, while another trough approaches the southwest late and an area of low pressure moves to the far south of the state.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Friday 4 December

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for East of Flinders Island

Winds
Westerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore and in the south in the late morning and afternoon, tending easterly 10 to 15 knots in the south late evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 5 December

Winds
Westerly 10 to 20 knots turning north to northeasterly during the morning, increasing to 15 to 25 knots around midday and to 20 to 30 knots early evening, then shifting west to northwesterly 30 to 40 knots late evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of rain in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm at night.

Sunday 6 December

Winds
Westerly 30 to 40 knots.
Seas
3 to 5 metres.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Weather
Partly 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 Friday.

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