Banks Strait and Franklin Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Thursday 2 July 2020.

Weather Situation

A westerly stream over Tasmania will shift southwesterly during Friday as a cold front crosses the state. The southwesterly flow will continue through Saturday as a trough crosses Tasmania and a high builds over South Australia. Winds will then tend westerly later on Sunday as the high extends a ridge across Tasmania in the evening.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Westerly 20 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
Westerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Friday 3 July

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Banks Strait and Franklin Sound

Winds
West to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots tending west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the day. Winds reaching up to 30 knots about Banks Strait in the early afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Westerly below 1 metre.
Weather
90% chance of showers in the early morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning. Mostly sunny day.

Saturday 4 July

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots becoming westerly 20 to 30 knots in the middle of the day then tending west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
South to southeasterly below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.

Sunday 5 July

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

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 Friday.

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