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

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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Sunday 26 September 2021.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system lies over Bass Strait and extends a ridge to the south as it drifts slowly east to be over the Tasman Sea on Monday, where it will persist into mid week. A low pressure system lies over WA and moves into the Bight on Monday then east to be over SA on Tuesday and Victoria on Wednesday.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Monday 27 September

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Tuesday 28 September

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres south of King Island.
Weather
Cloudy.

Wednesday 29 September

Winds
Easterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres south of King Island.
2nd Swell
Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre south of King Island.
Weather
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 5:00 am EST Monday.

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