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

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Monday 27 January 2020.

Weather Situation

A west to northwesterly stream persists over Tasmania as a high over the Bight slowly moves eastwards, with a trough moving to the south of the state during Tuesday. The high will enter the Tasman Sea later on Wednesday, with a hot northwesterly stream to develop during Thursday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
West to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 3.5 to 4 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Tuesday 28 January

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for South West Coast

Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning and early afternoon. Winds turning westerly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 3.5 to 4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Wednesday 29 January

Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.

Thursday 30 January

Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending westerly 15 to 20 knots during the day then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
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 Tuesday.

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