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

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Forecast issued at 10:13 pm EDT on Saturday 23 March 2019.

Weather Situation

A trough will cross Tasmania this evening, with another trough to cross early Sunday morning, ahead of a weak ridge of high pressure that will pass over the state Sunday afternoon, while a vigorous cold front and associated low pressure system approaches from the west in the evening. This front is expected to cross Tasmania early Monday, bringing strong and gusty west to northwesterly winds, as the low passes to the south. Winds ease on Tuesday as a high moves into the Bight and the low and cold front move over the Tasman Sea.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Sunday 24 March

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for South East Coast

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 25 March

Winds
North to northeasterly 25 to 35 knots turning west to northwesterly 35 to 45 knots during the day.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres during the morning.
Swell
West to southwesterly 2 to 4 metres inshore, increasing to 4 to 6 metres offshore during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Possible small hail near Cape Bruny in the late afternoon and evening.

Tuesday 26 March

Winds
Westerly 35 to 45 knots turning southwesterly 25 to 35 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
3 to 5 metres.
Swell
Westerly 6 to 9 metres, tending southwesterly 6 to 8 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly 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 5:00 am EDT Sunday.

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