Lower East Coastal Waters Forecast: Wineglass Bay to Tasman Island

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Forecast issued at 10:05 am EDT on Friday 18 January 2019.

Weather Situation

A trough over Tasmania will weaken this morning ahead of a cold front to cross the state this evening and early tomorrow. A high will move over the Bight Saturday morning, and extend a ridge north of Tasmania, with another high developing northeast of Tasmania during the day. High pressure systems will remain northwest and northeast of Tasmania on Sunday, with a cold front to pass near the south of the state early Sunday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Lower East Coast

Winds
Southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending northeast to southeasterly 10 to 20 knots in the middle of the day then west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore around midday.
Swell
South to southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Saturday 19 January

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Lower East Coast

Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending southwest to southeasterly 10 to 20 knots in the afternoon, northwest to northeasterly early evening then west to northwesterly late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Swell
South to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Sunday 20 January

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending northeast to southeasterly during the afternoon then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Sunny.

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 EDT Friday.

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