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

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EDT on Thursday 19 October 2017.

Weather Situation

A rain band over Tasmania will move away to the northeast this afternoon as a cold front crosses the state, with a cooler westerly flow to follow. Another weaker front will cross Friday morning, allowing the flow to tend more southwesterly, with the front to then linger about the northeast in the evening while another passes to the south. A high over the Bight will persist through Saturday, maintaining a westerly flow over Tasmania.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots tending west to southwesterly in the morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
1st Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres.
2nd Swell
West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers.

Friday 20 October

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for South East Coast

Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
1st Swell
West to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Saturday 21 October

Winds
Westerly 25 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres inshore, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

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 Thursday.

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