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

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Saturday 19 September 2020.

Weather Situation

A high in the Tasman Sea moves east during Saturday as a mild northeasterly flow develops. The flow will tend northerly on Sunday, before turning west to northwesterly behind a cold front, crossing Monday morning. Northwesterly flow remains throughout Monday as a complex low pressure system to the southwest of Tasmania on Monday moves south.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Sunday 20 September

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre offshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy.

Monday 21 September

Winds
Northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots becoming northwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning then tending northerly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, tending westerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore, decreasing to around 1 metre during the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

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 Saturday.

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