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

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Friday 24 May 2024.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system to the southwest is extending a ridge over the state. The high pressure centre moves over the state on the weekend, before a cold front arrives late Sunday. Another ridge develops over the state on Monday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning east to northeasterly in the late morning and afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 25 May

Winds
East to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Sunday 26 May

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of King Island during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres south of King Island.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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 EST Friday.

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