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

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Forecast issued at 10:04 am EST on Tuesday 20 August 2019.

Weather Situation

A strong westerly flow will continue over Tasmania today, with a trough to cross the state in the late afternoon and evening. The flow will tend strong and gusty southwesterly on Wednesday as a high pressure system moves into the Bight and a low pressure system deepens well to the southeast of Tasmania. The high over the Bight will move slowly eastwards on Thursday, extending a ridge towards Tasmania late in the day as the southwesterly flow eases.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Gale Warning for Tuesday for South East Coast

Winds
Westerly 30 to 40 knots.
Seas
3 to 5 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 3 to 5 metres, tending westerly 4 to 6 metres by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

Wednesday 21 August

Gale Warning for Wednesday for South East Coast

Winds
Westerly 35 to 45 knots turning southwesterly 30 to 45 knots before dawn then decreasing to 30 to 40 knots in the late evening.
Seas
4 to 5 metres, decreasing to 3 metres by early evening, then increasing to 3 to 4 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Southwesterly 4 to 6 metres inshore, increasing to 6 to 8 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Possible hail.

Thursday 22 August

Winds
Southwesterly 25 to 40 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots during the evening.
Seas
3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southwesterly 4 to 6 metres inshore, increasing to 5 to 8 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

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 EST Tuesday.

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