Banks Strait and Franklin Forecast

No warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Tuesday 27 June 2017.

Weather Situation

A high over Victoria extends into the Tasman Sea, while a weakening cold front approaches Tasmania. The front will dissipate as it moves over the state later on Wednesday, but another stronger front to cross on Thursday afternoon will bring an active, very cold southwesterly stream in its wake. A high over the Bight will then track eastwards, expected to lie over Victoria on Friday and extend a ridge over Tasmania, allowing the stream to become light.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Northwesterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
South to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Wednesday 28 June

Winds
West to northwesterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Thursday 29 June

Winds
Westerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the early afternoon then tending southwesterly 20 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
South to southwesterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers, with possible hail in the evening.

Friday 30 June

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the evening.
Swell
Southeast to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres about Banks Strait during the morning.
Weather
Mostly 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 5:00 am EST Wednesday.

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