Banks Strait and Franklin Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EDT on Tuesday 20 November 2018.

Weather Situation

A cold front to the west combined with an area of high pressure over the Tasman Sea are producing a northerly airstream over Tasmania. The front will move over western Tasmania this evening, then to the east of the state Wednesday morning. A complex area of low pressure will develop around Tasmania later Wednesday and early Thursday, with several low centres forming close to the state.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres near Eddystone Point.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of rain, mainly this evening.

Wednesday 21 November

Winds
Northwest to northeasterly 10 to 20 knots tending westerly in the morning then southeast to southwesterly in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres about Banks Strait.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

Thursday 22 November

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting westerly during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres about Banks Strait during the afternoon.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres about Banks Strait.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain.

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 Tuesday.

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