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

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Sunday 24 September 2017.

Weather Situation

A broad and complex area of low pressure lies to the south and west of Tasmania. The system will track eastwards today and a weak low and associated cold front will cross the west coast tonight. A colder southwesterly stream will develop during Monday morning, then tend westerly on Tuesday as a high moves over Victoria, while an area of low pressure lies over the Bight.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Gale Warning for Sunday for Far North West Coast

Winds
Northwesterly 25 to 30 knots turning west to southwesterly in the evening. Winds may reach up to 35 knots offshore in the north from the afternoon.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres.
Swell
Westerly 2 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 2 to 4 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Monday 25 September

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Far North West Coast

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots east of King Island early in the morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
Swell
South to southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres south of King Island.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Tuesday 26 September

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending westerly during the day then becoming variable below 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres south of King Island.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% 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 Sunday.

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