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

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Friday 28 April 2017.

Weather Situation

A weak warm front near the south coast will move away to the east this morning. A westerly stream will be directed over the state today while another weak front passes to the south, heralding a southwesterly flow early on Saturday. A high will move over the Bight and extend a ridge north of Tasmania, then move across southeast Australia on Sunday and weaken as a cold front approaches.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northwesterly in the morning then west to northwesterly in the late afternoon and reaching up to 20 knots offshore.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore by early evening.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 29 April

Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre later in the evening.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.

Sunday 30 April

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly 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 4:05 pm EST Friday.

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