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Coastal Waters Forecast for Tasmania

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Coastal Waters Forecast for Tasmania
Southern Zones: Tasman Island to Low Rocky Point
Issued at 10:00 pm EST on Sunday 27 July 2014
for the period until midnight EST Wednesday 30 July 2014.

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Please be aware
Wind 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.
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Warning Information
For latest warnings go to www.bom.gov.au, subscribe to RSS feeds, call
1300-659-216* or listen for warnings on relevant TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation
A cold front embedded in a northwesterly airflow will dissipate as it slides
past the state overnight. A stronger cold front will approach during Monday
causing the northwesterly flow to strengthen. The front is then expected to
cross the state on Tuesday morning with a vigorous west to northwest flow
persisting through the remainder of the day and into Wednesday as a very deep
and broad area of low pressure passes well south of the Bight.

South East Coast: Tasman Island to South East Cape

Forecast for Sunday 27 July until midnight
Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore
to the south. Seas: Up to 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore. Swell:
West to southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore.

Forecast for Monday 28 July
Strong Wind Warning for Monday for South East Coast
Winds: North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore
during the afternoon and evening. Seas: Up to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3
metres offshore during the day. Swell: West to southwesterly 2 to 3 metres,
reaching to 3 to 4 metres offshore.

Forecast for Tuesday 29 July
Winds: North to northwesterly 25 to 35 knots tending west to northwesterly 30
to 45 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5
metres during the morning. Swell: West to southwesterly 3 to 5 metres.

Forecast for Wednesday 30 July
Winds: Westerly 35 to 50 knots decreasing to 25 to 35 knots during the morning
then tending northwesterly 25 to 40 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 4 to 6
metres, decreasing to 4 metres during the afternoon. Swell: West to
southwesterly 6 to 9 metres.

South West Coast: South East Cape to Low Rocky Point

Forecast for Sunday 27 July until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for South West Coast
Winds: Northwesterly 25 to 30 knots. Seas: 2.5 to 3 metres. Swell: West to
southwesterly 3 to 4 metres.

Forecast for Monday 28 July
Gale Warning for Monday for South West Coast
Winds: Northwesterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots in the afternoon
and evening. Seas: 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the
afternoon. Swell: West to southwesterly 4 to 5 metres. Weather: The chance of
thunderstorms during the evening.

Forecast for Tuesday 29 July
Winds: Northwesterly 30 to 40 knots tending westerly 35 to 45 knots in the
evening. Seas: 3 to 5 metres. Swell: Westerly 4 to 6 metres. Weather: The
chance of thunderstorms early in the morning.

Forecast for Wednesday 30 July
Winds: West to northwesterly 30 to 45 knots. Seas: 4 to 6 metres, decreasing
below 4 metres during the evening. Swell: Westerly 7 to 10 metres, decreasing
to 7 metres during the afternoon or evening.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Monday.

* Calls to 1300 numbers cost around 27.5c incl. GST, higher from mobiles or
public phones. Marine forecasts are also available on VHF and HF radio. View
the radio schedule on www.bom.gov.au/marine

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weather conditions for neighbouring coastal zones.
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