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 Thursday 2 July 2020.

Weather Situation

A westerly stream over Tasmania will shift southwesterly during Friday as a cold front crosses the state. The southwesterly flow will continue through Saturday as a trough crosses Tasmania and a high builds over South Australia. Winds will then tend westerly later on Sunday as the high extends a ridge across Tasmania in the evening.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for South East Coast

Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Westerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres inshore, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 3 July

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for South East Coast

Winds
West to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 25 knots during the morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
West to southwesterly 2 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Possible hail.

Saturday 4 July

Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots tending northwest to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the morning then becoming southwesterly 25 to 30 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, tending westerly 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Sunday 5 July

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Westerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, tending southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.
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 5:00 am EST Friday.

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