Banks Strait and Franklin Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 10:00 am EDT on Sunday 17 February 2019.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system to the northwest of Tasmania will decay during Sunday, as trough crosses the state during the afternoon and a cold front approaches from the west. The front will cross the state Monday morning, with westerly winds to persist behind the front and during Tuesday.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
Westerly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 20 knots near Eddystone Point in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres about Banks Strait during the afternoon.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 18 February

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Banks Strait and Franklin Sound

Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots about Banks Strait during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Tuesday 19 February

Winds
Westerly 15 to 25 knots turning northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Northwest to southwesterly below 1 metre.
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 4:05 pm EDT Sunday.

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