Banks Strait and Franklin Forecast

No warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EDT on Friday 21 January 2022.

Weather Situation

A high to the south of Tasmania extends a ridge over the south and east of the state. The high will remain about southern and eastern Tasmania over the next few days, before moving over the southern Tasman Sea early Sunday. Meanwhile a low pressure centre will move over South Australia on Friday, while it will slowly move to the south of Adelaide during the weekend.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
East to northeasterly near 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then decreasing to about 10 knots late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Saturday 22 January

Winds
East to northeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Sunday 23 January

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly below 0.5 metres.
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 EDT Friday.

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