Lower East Coastal Waters Forecast: Wineglass Bay to Tasman Island

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Forecast issued at 10:04 am EDT on Thursday 23 January 2020.

Weather Situation

A cold front is moving away to the east of Tasmania while a trough will cross the state during today as fresh and gusty north to northwesterly winds shift more westerly. West to northwesterly winds will then persist through Friday and Saturday, with a high stationary over the Bight, while an embedded trough will cross Tasmania on Friday and a cold front will slowly cross the state from later Saturday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Lower East Coast

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
1st Swell
South to southwesterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore around midday.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and early evening.

Friday 24 January

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Lower East Coast

Winds
Westerly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds turning northwesterly 15 to 25 knots before dawn then tending west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southwesterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 25 January

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
1st Swell
Southwesterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
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 EDT Thursday.

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