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

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Forecast issued at 10:04 am EDT on Wednesday 29 January 2020.

Weather Situation

A west to northwesterly stream continues as a high over South Australia moves to north of Tasmania today, then over the Tasman Sea by this evening. A hot northwesterly stream will develop during Thursday with a cold front to pass the far south in the late afternoon. Northerly winds freshen on Friday as a cold front slowly approaches from the west.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly in the evening, reaching up to 20 knots south of King Island late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres south of King Island.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 30 January

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots south of King Island early morning, becoming variable about 10 knots late morning then becoming northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres south of King Island.
Weather
Sunny.

Friday 31 January

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending northwest to southwesterly during the afternoon then tending northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres south of King Island.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

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 4:05 pm EDT Wednesday.

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