Far Northwest Coastal Waters Forecast: Sandy Cape to Stanley including King Island

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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

Winds
Northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots east of King Island in the late evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres south of King Island.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Saturday 4 April

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Far North West Coast

Winds
West to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots shifting west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots before dawn.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, tending westerly 3 to 5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning.

Sunday 5 April

Winds
Westerly 25 to 30 knots tending west to southwesterly 25 to 40 knots before dawn then becoming southwesterly 25 to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
2.5 to 4 metres.
Swell
West to southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 4 to 5 metres south of King Island.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

Monday 6 April

Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres inshore.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres south of King Island.
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 Saturday.

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