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

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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Thursday 22 June 2017.

Weather Situation

A northwesterly stream over Tasmania will strengthen tomorrow ahead of a cold front, which will cross Tasmania in the afternoon bearing a cold southwesterly flow in its wake. The flow will tend west to northwesterly on Saturday before strengthening on Sunday ahead of another front which will cross the state later in the day.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres south of King Island.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of light showers.

Friday 23 June

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Far North West Coast

Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots early morning before turning west to southwesterly in the afternoon then easing to 15 to 25 knots late evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 4 to 6 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the late morning.

Saturday 24 June

Winds
Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots turning westerly 15 to 25 knots during the morning and early afternoon.
Seas
2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres south of King Island by early evening.
Swell
Southwesterly 4 to 7 metres, decreasing to 3 to 5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Sunday 25 June

Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly during the afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 4 metres south of King Island.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers.

Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height. Wind warnings are issued for today and tomorrow and describe the highest category of wind warning for that day.

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 EST Friday.

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