South West Coastal Waters Forecast: South East Cape to Low Rocky Point

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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Tuesday 7 April 2020.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system just south of the Bight extends a weak ridge over Tasmania and a weak trough lies over the northeast. A southerly flow will persist for the remainder of today and Wednesday, with light winds and clear skies into Thursday as the high moves over Tasmania. The high will move away to the northeast, allowing a northerly stream to develop later on Thursday, then freshen on Friday ahead of a cold front to cross the state in the evening.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
South to southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.

Wednesday 8 April

Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming west to southwesterly about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 9 April

Winds
West to southwesterly about 10 knots tending west to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning then becoming northwesterly 25 to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 10 April

Winds
Northwesterly 25 to 40 knots turning westerly 25 to 35 knots during the afternoon then decreasing to 20 to 30 knots during the evening.
Seas
2 to 4 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 4 metres during the evening.
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 Wednesday.

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