Banks Strait and Franklin Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Friday 26 April 2019.

Weather Situation

A cold front lies just east of Tasmania with an associated deep low well to the south. A vigorous west to southwesterly flow will prevail today as this system tracks eastwards and a high slowly moves into the Bight. Winds will tend westerly and moderate briefly on Saturday before strengthening again as an embedded front crosses during the afternoon. The high will near Adelaide on Sunday bringing a moderating southwesterly flow to Tasmania.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Gale Warning for Friday for Banks Strait and Franklin Sound

Winds
Westerly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots during the morning. Winds tending southwesterly in the evening.
Seas
2.5 to 4 metres.
Swell
Westerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers, with possible hail in the late morning and afternoon.

Saturday 27 April

Gale Warning for Saturday for Banks Strait and Franklin Sound

Winds
West to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots tending westerly during the morning, reaching 35 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres around midday.
Swell
Westerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres about Banks Strait around midday.
Weather
Cloudy.

Sunday 28 April

Winds
Westerly 25 to 35 knots.
Seas
2.5 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the evening.
Swell
Westerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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 Friday.

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