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

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Forecast issued at 10:00 am EST on Saturday 22 July 2017.

Weather Situation

A trough approaches Tasmania today embedded in a freshening northwesterly stream. A cold front approaches late this evening and will cross Tasmania on Sunday, with a cool southwesterly flow to follow in its wake. This flow will ease through Monday as a narrow ridge approaches from the west.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Far North West Coast

Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Westerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 3 metres south of King Island.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of rain south of King Island, 50% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

Sunday 23 July

Gale Warning for Sunday for Far North West Coast

Winds
Northwesterly 25 to 35 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Westerly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres during the morning, then tending southwesterly 2 to 3 metres later in the evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

Monday 24 July

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres south of King Island.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

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 EST Saturday.

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