Banks Strait and Franklin Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Tuesday 22 August 2017.

Weather Situation

A high over the Bight and an approaching cold front combine to produce a northwesterly stream over Tasmania today. The cold front will weaken as it crosses Tasmania Wednesday morning, followed by a west to southwesterly stream. A trough will approach the west coast Wednesday evening before weakening over Tasmania Thursday morning, embedded in a westerly stream.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
West to northwesterly 5 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots about Banks Strait in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres about Banks Strait by early evening.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Wednesday 23 August

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres about Banks Strait.
Swell
Westerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Thursday 24 August

Winds
Southwesterly about 10 knots tending westerly 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Westerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

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 Tuesday.

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