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

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Forecast issued at 10:07 pm EDT on Thursday 21 February 2019.

Weather Situation

A weak trough lies over northern Tasmania, while a high moves west of King Island tonight. The high will remain to the west of Tasmania on Friday, while a cold front approaches from the southwest and brushes southern Tasmania late in the evening. As the front moves away early Saturday, the high will slowly move to the south of the state, bringing settled weather and warmer conditions on Sunday as the high moves away to the east and a northeasterly stream develops.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres east of King Island.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 4 metres south of King Island.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 22 February

Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southwesterly during the afternoon and evening. Winds reaching up to 20 knots east of King Island during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy.

Saturday 23 February

Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning east to northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres south of King Island.
Weather
Cloud clearing.

Sunday 24 February

Winds
East to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

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 EDT Friday.

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