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 Friday 13 December 2019.

Weather Situation

A high centred over the Bight directs a westerly flow over Tasmania. The high centre will move slowly eastwards on Saturday with a weak cold front to cross the state from the south in the morning. A westerly flow returns on Sunday, with a warm front to cross in the morning, followed by a cold front in the evening as the high moves over Victoria. A ridge will extend south over Tasmania on Monday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for South East Coast

Winds
Westerly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore. Winds turning southwesterly in the evening.
Seas
2 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers.

Saturday 14 December

Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning westerly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers near Tasman Island, 60% chance elsewhere.

Sunday 15 December

Winds
Northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots tending westerly 20 to 30 knots in the early afternoon, and southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of rain.

Monday 16 December

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the afternoon, and north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
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 Saturday.

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