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

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Tuesday 19 February 2019.

Weather Situation

Westerly winds will turn northwesterly in the west late tonight as a cold front approaches from the west. Northwesterly winds early on Wednesday ahead of the front, which will cross the state in the late morning and bring a cooler westerly change. A west to southwesterly stream will gradually ease over Tasmania during Thursday as a high in the Bight slowly moves south and an embedded front in the westerly flow crosses the south of the state. The high will move to the west of Tasmania during Friday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots.
Seas
2 metres.
Swell
Westerly 4 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.

Wednesday 20 February

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for South West Coast

Winds
West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots becoming westerly 20 to 25 knots in the middle of the day then increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
West to southwesterly 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Thursday 21 February

Winds
Westerly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
West to southwesterly 3 to 4 metres tending southwesterly near 4 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Friday 22 February

Winds
Westerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of light showers.

Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height. Wind warnings are issued for today and tomorrow and describe the highest category of wind warning for that day.

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 Wednesday.

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