Banks Strait and Franklin Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EDT on Tuesday 7 February 2023.

Weather Situation

A west to southwesterly airstream will persist over Tasmania today, as a high builds over the Bight. The high will move to the south of Tasmania later on Wednesday, then become centred over the Tasman Sea on Thursday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Northwest to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy.

Wednesday 8 February

Winds
Easterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Northwest to southwesterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy.

Thursday 9 February

Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
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 Tuesday.

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