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

No warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Thursday 13 August 2020.

Weather Situation

An area of high pressure over the Tasman Sea, paired with a large and near stationary low pressure system south of the Bight, direct a north to northeasterly stream over Tasmania. A trough will cross the state this afternoon and evening from the northwest, before weakening. Moist east to northeasterly winds will develop on Friday, before tending easterly on Saturday as a low pressure system develops near the New South Wales coast.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots west of King Island.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
Westerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of King Island.
2nd Swell
Southeast to southwesterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Friday 14 August

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
1st Swell
Westerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending east to northeasterly below 0.5 metres by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm south of King Island in the afternoon and evening.

Saturday 15 August

Winds
Northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
West to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres south of King Island.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% 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 4:05 pm EST Thursday.

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