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

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Monday 18 January 2021.

Weather Situation

Fresh and gusty westerly winds strengthen and shift southwesterly as a cold front crosses the state in the afternoon and evening. Winds will begin to ease as a high pressure system in the Bight moves across Tasmania on Tuesday, and into the Tasman Sea by Wednesday evening. A ridge sits over the state Thursday morning, then moves eastward Thursday afternoon allowing a northwesterly flow to establish.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Far North West Coast

Winds
Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres south of King Island.
Weather
Cloudy.

Tuesday 19 January

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Far North West Coast

Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres south of King Island.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 20 January

Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Sunny.

Thursday 21 January

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Southeast to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending south to southeasterly around 1 metre during the morning.
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 Tuesday.

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