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

No warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Monday 22 April 2019.

Weather Situation

A high over the Bight extends a ridge over Tasmania which will slowly track northwards to lie over Bass Strait on Tuesday, while a weak front passes to the south. On Wednesday the ridge will move over Victoria while a cold front approaches Tasmania from the west, and crosses the state in the evening. Strong westerly winds will continue throughout the outlook period as another more significant cold front crosses overnight on Thursday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
West to southwesterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Westerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Tuesday 23 April

Winds
Southwest to northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then becoming west to southwesterly about 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Westerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 24 April

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Thursday 25 April

Winds
Northwest to westerly 15 to 25 knots, increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the middle of the day and reaching up to 35 knots late evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres south of King Island.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% 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 Tuesday.

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