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

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Monday 19 April 2021.

Weather Situation

A cold front is expected to cross Tasmania during Tuesday morning. A ridge of high pressure will extend over the state from the northwest Tuesday evening. The ridge will move to the east on Wednesday morning, another cold front will arrive in the west of the state late in the day. The cold front will clear to the east early Thursday as a high pressure ridge builds to the north of Tasmania during the day.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Far North West Coast

Winds
Northwesterly 25 to 30 knots.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 3 metres south of King Island.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Tuesday 20 April

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Far North West Coast

Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning. Winds shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres south of King Island.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers, with possible hail from the late morning.

Wednesday 21 April

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Thursday 22 April

Winds
West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending west to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots during the day.
Seas
2 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 4 metres, increasing to 4 to 7 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
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 Tuesday.

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