Banks Strait and Franklin Forecast

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Friday 18 September 2020.

Weather Situation

A high in the Tasman Sea extends a ridge over Tasmania. The high moves east during Saturday as a mild northeasterly flow develops. The flow will tend northerly on Sunday, before turning west to northwesterly behind a cold front, crossing Monday morning. Northwesterly flow remains throughout Monday due to a complex low pressure system to the southwest of Tasmania.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 19 September

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. The chance of fog about Franklin Sound at night with reduced visibility.

Sunday 20 September

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning northerly during the morning and early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre later in the evening.
Swell
East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres near Eddystone Point during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 21 September

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots tending northwesterly during the morning then decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres near Eddystone Point during the morning.
Swell
East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres about Franklin Sound.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

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 Saturday.

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