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

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Friday 23 February 2024.

Weather Situation

A cool west to southwesterly airstream persists over Tasmania today. A high pressure system will move over Bass Strait on Saturday, then a weak cold front will cross Tasmania during Sunday evening. Another high should pass over Tasmania during Monday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Upper East Coast

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 metres offshore.
Swell
Southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 24 February

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, tending southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Sunday 25 February

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots shifting south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 26 February

Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 20 knots before turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
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 Saturday.

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