Banks Strait and Franklin Forecast

No warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EDT on Tuesday 15 October 2019.

Weather Situation

A trough lingers in the north today, as a weak ridge forms over the south. A ridge of high pressure will then pass over the state on Wednesday, directing a northerly flow, ahead of a cold front and low to cross during Thursday morning which will bring a cooler southwesterly stream. A ridge of high pressure will follow in the evening, while a cold front moves over the Bight.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots about Banks Strait early evening. Winds tending northwesterly in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 16 October

Winds
Northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to southeasterly early in the morning then shifting west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers in the afternoon and early evening.

Thursday 17 October

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Northwest to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

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 4:05 pm EDT Tuesday.

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