Banks Strait and Franklin Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Tuesday 21 May 2024.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure extends over the state today, with a weak trough expected to pass over the southwest of the state this afternoon and evening. The high moves over Victoria on Wednesday, before a cold front moves over Tasmania early Thursday. Another ridge quickly develops over the state in the afternoon.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Northwest to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Wednesday 22 May

Winds
Westerly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 23 May

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southwesterly during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
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 4:05 pm EST Tuesday.

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