Banks Strait and Franklin Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Saturday 18 September 2021.

Weather Situation

A west to northwesterly stream will strengthen further on Sunday ahead of a cold front to cross Tasmania during the afternoon. Winds will remain strong and gusty overnight ahead of another front to cross early Monday, bearing a colder west to southwesterly stream. A trough is expected to move over the state during Tuesday, as fresh and gusty southwesterly winds tend more westerly, while a high drifts over the Bight.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Banks Strait and Franklin Sound

Winds
Westerly 25 to 30 knots.
Seas
3 metres.
Swell
Westerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres about Banks Strait.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Sunday 19 September

Gale Warning for Sunday for Banks Strait and Franklin Sound

Winds
West to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 40 knots during the day.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning.
Swell
Westerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres about Banks Strait.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain.

Monday 20 September

Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots tending southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the late evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Westerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late morning and afternoon.

Tuesday 21 September

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres about Banks Strait during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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 Sunday.

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