Banks Strait and Franklin Forecast

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Monday 19 August 2019.

Weather Situation

A southwesterly flow ahead of a warm front that will cross the state this afternoon and evening with winds tending westerly behind the front. Another cold front will cross the state Tuesday afternoon with winds strengthening to strong and gusty during Tuesday morning. Fresh to strong and gusty southwesterly flow on Wednesday as a high pressure system moves into the Bight and a low pressure system deepens. A high over the Bight will move slowly eastwards on Thursday, extending a ridge towards Tasmania late in the day as the southwesterly flow eases.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Gale Warning for Monday for Banks Strait and Franklin Sound

Winds
Westerly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots inshore.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres.
Swell
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Tuesday 20 August

Gale Warning for Tuesday for Banks Strait and Franklin Sound

Winds
Westerly 30 to 45 knots.
Seas
3 to 5 metres.
Swell
Below 1 metre, tending westerly 1 to 1.5 metres in the evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Wednesday 21 August

Winds
Westerly 30 to 40 knots decreasing to 25 to 30 knots in the morning then increasing to 30 to 40 knots in the late evening.
Seas
2.5 to 4 metres.
Swell
Northwest to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres about Banks Strait later in the evening.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Thursday 22 August

Winds
Westerly 30 to 35 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Seas
2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Northwest to southwesterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Please be awareWind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

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 5:00 am EST Tuesday.

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