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

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Saturday 28 January 2023.

Weather Situation

A cold front over Tasmania is expected to cross the remainder of the State this evening, followed by a ridge extending from a high pressure system in the Bight with a trough lingering in the northeast during Sunday morning and afternoon. The ridge will remain dominant over Tasmania during Monday, then weaken through Tuesday as a cold front approaches from the west. The front is expected to cross Tasmania during Wednesday morning.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for South East Coast

Winds
West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending west to southwesterly in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
1st Swell
Westerly 2 to 3 metres.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Sunday 29 January

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
West to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres inshore, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 30 January

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy.

Tuesday 31 January

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then tending northwesterly during the evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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 EDT Sunday.

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