Submitted by Craig on Mon, 11/04/2013 - 13:17
Eastern Tasmania Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Monday 4th November)
Apologies for the computer model forecast downtime, we're battling some gremlins in the system but hope to have it back ASAP
This week (Nov 4-8)
The strong cold outbreak responsible for today's S'ly swell is moving off to the north. This will result in the swell easing into tomorrow, but a swing in direction to the S/SE should see some fun waves early to 2-3ft before easing into the afternoon. Come Wednesday the swell will be more SE but fading from 1-2ft.
Hit up the surf early tomorrow for the best of it, with a light offshore before NE sea breezes kick in. NW winds Wednesday will favour northern ends of beaches.
The second half of the week will see a weak NE windswell Thursday morning giving way to a S/SE windswell as a surface trough moves up the coast. Winds will be poor though so give the surf a miss through this period.
Longer term (Nov 9 onwards)
There's some decent east swell on the cards for later in the weekend and earlier next week as the surface trough mentioned above deepens off our coast (pictured right). Winds will be initially onshore, but once they swing there should be some good waves on offer. We'll look at the time of this change next update.