Upper East Coastal Waters Forecast: St Helens Point to Wineglass Bay

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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Saturday 16 December 2017.

Weather Situation

A cold front currently over northeastern Tasmania is expected to weaken into a trough tonight, as a high just west of the state extends a ridge over King Island. This ridge will move south tomorrow as the high moves southeast, allowing the trough to move west through Bass Strait. A northeasterly flow will then follow on Monday, as the high continues east over the Tasman Sea, and a complex area of low pressure moves south of the Bight. This complex will then extend a prefrontal trough over Tasmania Tuesday morning, followed by a cold front later in the day.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
Northeast to southeasterly 5 to 15 knots tending south to southeasterly 10 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Sunday 17 December

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 20 knots turning east to northeasterly in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of drizzle.

Monday 18 December

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending east to northeasterly below 10 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Tuesday 19 December

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots turning northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy.

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 Sunday.

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