Lower East Coastal Waters Forecast: Wineglass Bay to Tasman Island

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Saturday 18 September 2021.

Weather Situation

A west to northwesterly stream will strengthen further on Sunday ahead of a cold front to cross Tasmania during the afternoon. Winds will remain strong and gusty overnight ahead of another front to cross early Monday, bearing a colder west to southwesterly stream. A trough is expected to move over the state during Tuesday, as fresh and gusty southwesterly winds tend more westerly, while a high drifts over the Bight.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Lower East Coast

Winds
West to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 3 metres offshore.
Swell
Southeast to southwesterly around 1 metre offshore.
Weather
Clear.

Sunday 19 September

Gale Warning for Sunday for Lower East Coast

Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots in the late morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore during the morning.
Swell
South to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of rain in the morning and afternoon.

Monday 20 September

Winds
West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly 25 to 30 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Possible hail from the late morning.

Tuesday 21 September

Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
South to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres inshore, increasing to 2 to 4 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers, with possible hail in the morning.

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 Sunday.

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