Lower East Coastal Waters Forecast: Wineglass Bay to Tasman Island

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Thursday 18 August 2022.

Weather Situation

A northwesterly airstream strengthening ahead of an approaching cold front, to cross Thursday afternoon. A ridge of high pressure is then expected to drift over the state on Friday, but will be short lived as another cold front is forecast to cross early Saturday. A cooler southwesterly airstream then follows on Saturday, easing and tending northwesterly on Sunday as a ridge crosses.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Lower East Coast

Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore.
Swell
West to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres near Tasman Island.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 19 August

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 during the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southwesterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Saturday 20 August

Winds
West to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning south to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots before dawn then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre later in the evening.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Sunday 21 August

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
South to southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending easterly around 1 metre during the evening.
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 EST Friday.

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