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

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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Tuesday 25 January 2022.

Weather Situation

A high to the southwest of Tasmania extends a ridge over the south and east of the state. The high will pass south of Tasmania during Wednesday, producing an easterly flow, while a low moves to the west. The low will then move to the southwest of Tasmania on Thursday, as winds tend northerly, then away to the south Friday morning with a trough to cross Tasmania as a cold front clips the south and west to northwesterly winds shift more southerly.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots south of King Island in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of King Island.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 26 January

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Far North West Coast

Winds
Easterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of King Island.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 60% chance of showers in the late evening. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the evening.

Thursday 27 January

Winds
East to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning and early afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the afternoon.
1st Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres east of King Island during the morning.
2nd Swell
Southwesterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Friday 28 January

Winds
Northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to southwesterly during the morning then tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres near Cape Grim during the afternoon or evening.
1st Swell
Southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of King Island.
2nd Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

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 5:00 am EDT Wednesday.

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