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

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Forecast issued at 10:14 am EDT on Sunday 16 December 2018.

Weather Situation

An area of low pressure near Tasmania will move over the state this morning then to the south during the afternoon, with easterly winds shifting northwesterly. The flow will tend southerly on Monday as the low moves away to the southeast and a high passes south of the Bight. The high will then move to the south of Tasmania on Tuesday, with winds to tend easterly later in the day.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to northwesterly below 10 knots in the late morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 metres south of King Island.
Weather
Cloudy. The chance of fog with reduced visibility in the morning, mainly south of King Island. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon, with possible hail inshore in the afternoon and early evening.

Monday 17 December

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres south of King Island.
Weather
Cloudy.

Tuesday 18 December

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres south of King Island.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height. Wind warnings are issued for today and tomorrow and describe the highest category of wind warning for that day.

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 Sunday.

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