Banks Strait and Franklin Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EDT on Thursday 19 October 2017.

Weather Situation

A rain band over Tasmania will move away to the northeast this afternoon as a cold front crosses the state, with a cooler westerly flow to follow. Another weaker front will cross Friday morning, allowing the flow to tend more southwesterly, with the front to then linger about the northeast in the evening while another passes to the south. A high over the Bight will persist through Saturday, maintaining a westerly flow over Tasmania.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Banks Strait and Franklin Sound

Winds
North to northeasterly 5 to 15 knots shifting west to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning then increasing to 20 to 30 knots late in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers.

Friday 20 October

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Banks Strait and Franklin Sound

Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots early in the morning then shifting southeasterly 10 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Saturday 21 October

Winds
Westerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
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 EDT Thursday.

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