Lower East Marine Weather Overview
Tides for HobartHigh Thu 18:32 EST (1.6m)
Low Fri 02:08 EST (0.4m)
High Fri 08:30 EST (1.1m)
Low Fri 12:24 EST (0.9m)
forecast windsThursday: N/NW 35 kts
Friday: NW 30 kts
Saturday: N/NW 25/30 kts
Thursday: North to northwesterly 25/30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore in the evening. Winds shifting southwesterly in the late evening. Seas: 2/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres offshore. Swell: South to southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres offshore. Friday: West to southwesterly 20/25 knots turning northwesterly 15/25 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning and again in the evening. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1/2 metres later in the evening. Outlook Saturday: North to northwesterly 25/30 knots turning westerly 20/30 knots during the morning then tending northwesterly 20/25 knots during the evening. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres. Outlook Sunday: ##.Issued Thu 14:04 EST
Seas: Up to 4.0m
Swell: Up to 3.0m, SW
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Gale Warning for the all TAS waters except Strong Wind Warning for Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay, Storm Bay & Channel
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