Banks Strait and Franklin Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Saturday 23 January 2021.

Weather Situation

A high pressure ridge extends across Bass Strait today and will weaken on Sunday with north to northeasterly winds developing. Northwesterly winds will freshen on Monday, bringing hot to very hot conditions to the east and south, ahead of a cold front crossing Tasmania in the late evening and early Tuesday morning. The cold front brings cooler southwesterly winds, with an embedded trough in the flow set to cross the state late Tuesday morning and afternoon.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Sunday 24 January

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northeasterly during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 25 January

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning west to northwesterly in the middle of the day then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers at night.

Tuesday 26 January

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots shifting east to southeasterly 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

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 EDT Sunday.

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