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

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Friday 18 September 2020.

Weather Situation

A high in the Tasman Sea extends a ridge over Tasmania. The high moves east during Saturday as a mild northeasterly flow develops. The flow will tend northerly on Sunday, before turning west to northwesterly behind a cold front, crossing Monday morning. Northwesterly flow remains throughout Monday due to a complex low pressure system to the southwest of Tasmania.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 4 metres.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Saturday 19 September

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for South East Coast

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the late afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Sunday 20 September

Winds
North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots early in the morning then increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then increasing to 1 to 2 metres later in the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 21 September

Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots tending northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the day then tending northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, tending westerly 1.5 to 2 metres during the evening.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly 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 5:00 am EST Saturday.

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