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

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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Friday 23 October 2020.

Weather Situation

A low over South Australia will move over New South Wales early on Saturday. A cold front will cross Tasmania during Saturday, with light winds tending cooler southwesterly as a high builds south of the Bight. On Sunday the high will extend a ridge across Southern Tasmania, with the high itself moving southwest of Tasmania on Monday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
South to southwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of rain.

Saturday 24 October

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Far North West Coast

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 2 to 4 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Sunday 25 October

Winds
Southerly 25 to 30 knots turning southeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres south of King Island.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 26 October

Winds
East to southeasterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre east of King Island.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

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 Saturday.

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