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

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Sunday 16 June 2019.

Weather Situation

A northwesterly stream is over Tasmania with a ridge over the Tasman Sea and a weakening trough to the west of the state. Northwesterly winds will strengthen over Tasmania on Monday as a cold front approaches the west late in the evening. The front will cross the state Tuesday morning, bearing a colder southwesterly stream in its wake. A ridge will then extend over Tasmania Wednesday morning, as a high to the northwest becomes almost stationary.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 metres south of King Island.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 17 June

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Far North West Coast

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 20 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon, reaching up to 30 knots south and west of King Island in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Tuesday 18 June

Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
West to southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres south of King Island.
Weather
Partly cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers, with possible hail.

Wednesday 19 June

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres south of King Island.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% 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 5:00 am EST Monday.

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