Lower East Coastal Waters Forecast: Wineglass Bay to Tasman Island

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Friday 13 December 2019.

Weather Situation

A high centred over the Bight directs a westerly flow over Tasmania. The high centre will move slowly eastwards on Saturday with a weak cold front to cross the state from the south in the morning. A westerly flow returns on Sunday, with a warm front to cross in the morning, followed by a cold front in the evening as the high moves over Victoria. A ridge will extend south over Tasmania on Monday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Swell
Southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Saturday 14 December

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to below 1 metre late.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers in the morning.

Sunday 15 December

Winds
Northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots tending southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the evening then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Monday 16 December

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning, and north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
South to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
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 5:00 am EDT Saturday.

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