Lower East Coastal Waters Forecast: Wineglass Bay to Tasman Island

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Tuesday 22 August 2017.

Weather Situation

A high over the Bight and an approaching cold front combine to produce a northwesterly stream over Tasmania today. The cold front will weaken as it crosses Tasmania Wednesday morning, followed by a west to southwesterly stream. A trough will approach the west coast Wednesday evening before weakening over Tasmania Thursday morning, embedded in a westerly stream.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Swell
South to southwesterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower near Tasman Island later tonight. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Wednesday 23 August

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening, reaching up to 25 knots offshore late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 2 metres early evening.
Swell
South to southwesterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Thursday 24 August

Winds
Northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon then becoming west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.

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 4:05 pm EST Tuesday.

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