South East Coastal Waters Forecast: Tasman Island to South East Cape

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EDT on Tuesday 5 December 2023.

Weather Situation

A warm airmass sits over Tasmania this week, with a ridge of high pressure to the north of the state. A weak trough will linger about the east coast today, before a cold front arrives in the west in the evening. The cold front is expected to cross Tasmania during Wednesday morning, before high pressure again becomes dominant in the synoptic pattern.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Gale Warning for Tuesday for South East Coast

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming westerly 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 35 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres by early evening.
1st Swell
South to southwesterly around 1 metre, tending west to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 6 December

Gale Warning for Wednesday for South East Coast

Winds
Westerly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 40 knots early in the morning. Winds decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
Swell
Westerly 2 to 3 metres, tending southwesterly 3 to 4 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 7 December

Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
Swell
West to southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
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 4:05 pm EDT Tuesday.

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