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

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Tuesday 22 August 2017.

Weather Situation

A high over the Bight and an approaching cold front combine to produce a northwesterly stream over Tasmania today. The cold front will weaken as it crosses Tasmania Wednesday morning, followed by a west to southwesterly stream. A trough will approach the west coast Wednesday evening before weakening over Tasmania Thursday morning, embedded in a westerly stream.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for South East Coast

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 25 to 30 knots offshore in the south in the afternoon and early evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Wednesday 23 August

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southeasterly 5 to 15 knots in the morning then tending south to southwesterly in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres inshore, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Thursday 24 August

Winds
Northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending northwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres inshore, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% 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 EST Tuesday.

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