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

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Forecast issued at 10:00 am EDT on Friday 18 October 2019.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure over Tasmania will move away to the east, allowing a northwesterly stream to strengthen ahead of a cold front to cross the state during the afternoon and evening. A cold and strong westerly flow will follow, and persist throughout the weekend, then gradually moderate late on Sunday as a high moves south of Adelaide.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Gale Warning for Friday for Far North West Coast

Winds
Northwesterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots inshore in the early afternoon. Winds turning westerly in the late afternoon.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres inshore.
Swell
Westerly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm south of King Island in the evening.

Saturday 19 October

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Far North West Coast

Winds
Westerly 25 to 30 knots.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres.
Swell
Westerly 4 to 6 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Possible hail in the morning and afternoon.

Sunday 20 October

Winds
Westerly 25 to 30 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 4 metres, increasing to 5 to 6 metres south of King Island.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% 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 EDT Friday.

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