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

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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Sunday 18 August 2019.

Weather Situation

A cold front is crossing Tasmania this evening, with winds shifting cooler westerly as an associated low passes to the south of the state. A trough embedded in the fresh to strong and gusty westerly flow will cross Tasmania during Monday evening, with another trough to cross early on Tuesday. The next cold front will cross Tasmania overnight into Wednesday, bringing a strong and cooler southwesterly flow as an associated low deepens over the Tasman Sea.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Far North West Coast

Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots shifting southwesterly by early afternoon.
Seas
2 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
West to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres south of King Island.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore until early evening.

Monday 19 August

Gale Warning for Monday for Far North West Coast

Winds
Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots turning west to southwesterly in the afternoon. Winds reaching up to 35 knots during the late afternoon and evening.
Seas
2.5 to 4 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 4 to 6 metres south of King Island.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers, with possible hail in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning.

Tuesday 20 August

Winds
Westerly 30 to 35 knots decreasing to 25 to 30 knots early in the morning then increasing to 30 to 40 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
3 to 4 metres.
Swell
West to southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 5 to 6 metres south of King Island.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Wednesday 21 August

Winds
Southwesterly 30 to 40 knots.
Seas
4 to 5 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 4 metres, increasing to 6 to 7 metres south of King Island.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 90% 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 EST Monday.

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