Banks Strait and Franklin Forecast

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Forecast issued at 10:00 am EST on Sunday 5 April 2020.

Weather Situation

A cold front and low pressure system will pass through Bass Strait this morning, while a a complex area of low pressure to the south of Tasmania directs a westerly flow over the state. A high will move south of the Bight during Monday and Tuesday, directing an easing west to southwesterly flow over Tasmania.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Gale Warning for Sunday for Banks Strait and Franklin Sound

Winds
Northwesterly 35 to 45 knots, tending westerly 20 to 30 knots during the late morning.
Seas
3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Westerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late morning.

Monday 6 April

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Tuesday 7 April

Winds
South to southeasterly below 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Northwest to southwesterly 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 Sunday.

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