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

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Saturday 23 January 2021.

Weather Situation

A high pressure ridge extending across Bass Strait will weaken today with north to northeasterly winds developing. Northwesterly winds will freshen on Monday, bringing hot to very hot conditions to the east and south, ahead of a cold front crossing Tasmania in the late evening and early Tuesday morning. The cold front brings cooler southwesterly winds, with an embedded trough in the flow set to cross the state late Tuesday morning and afternoon.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 4 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.

Sunday 24 January

Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending northwest to northeasterly in the late afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Monday 25 January

Winds
Northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending northwesterly in the early morning then tending westerly in the late afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Tuesday 26 January

Winds
Westerly 15 to 25 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
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 Sunday.

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