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

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Thursday 23 September 2021.

Weather Situation

A cold front crossing Tasmania today brings a fresh to strong and gusty west to northwesterly wind flow over Tasmania. The flow will shift cold west to southwesterly during Friday as a stronger cold front crosses. The southwesterly flow will gradually ease during Saturday as a high moves to the northwest of Tasmania.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Gale Warning for Thursday for South West Coast

Winds
Northwesterly 35 to 45 knots tending westerly 25 to 35 knots during the morning then west to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
3 to 5 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
West to southwesterly 6 to 7 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers.

Friday 24 September

Gale Warning for Friday for South West Coast

Winds
West to northwesterly 25 to 40 knots turning southwesterly 30 to 40 knots in the evening.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 6 metres, tending westerly 6 to 7 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Possible hail.

Saturday 25 September

Winds
Southwesterly 25 to 35 knots.
Seas
2.5 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southwesterly 5 to 7 metres, decreasing to near 5 metres during the evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers, with possible hail in the morning and afternoon.

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 4:05 pm EST Thursday.

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