Lower East Coastal Waters Forecast: Wineglass Bay to Tasman Island

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Forecast issued at 10:12 pm EDT on Saturday 23 March 2019.

Weather Situation

A trough will cross Tasmania this evening, with another trough to cross early Sunday morning, ahead of a weak ridge of high pressure that will pass over the state Sunday afternoon, while a vigorous cold front and associated low pressure system approaches from the west in the evening. This front is expected to cross Tasmania early Monday, bringing strong and gusty west to northwesterly winds, as the low passes to the south. Winds ease on Tuesday as a high moves into the Bight and the low and cold front move over the Tasman Sea.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres near Tasman Island.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Sunday 24 March

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning then tending northerly in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
1st Swell
Southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Monday 25 March

Winds
Northerly 25 to 30 knots tending northwesterly early in the morning then increasing to 30 to 40 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday, then tending west to southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 80% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning.

Tuesday 26 March

Winds
Westerly 30 to 45 knots decreasing to 25 to 35 knots during the morning then turning southwesterly during the day.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres offshore.
Swell
Westerly 2 to 3 metres, tending southwesterly 4 to 7 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% 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 EDT Sunday.

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