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

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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Saturday 28 January 2023.

Weather Situation

A cold front over Tasmania is expected to cross the remainder of the State this evening, followed by a ridge extending from a high pressure system in the Bight with a trough lingering in the northeast during Sunday morning and afternoon. The ridge will remain dominant over Tasmania during Monday, then weaken through Tuesday as a cold front approaches from the west. The front is expected to cross Tasmania during Wednesday morning.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southwesterly below 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
West to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres south of King Island.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Sunday 29 January

Winds
South to southwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 20 knots east of King Island during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres east of King Island during the afternoon.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres south of King Island.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 30 January

Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Tuesday 31 January

Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.

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 EDT Sunday.

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