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Banks Strait Marine Weather Overview

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Tides for Launceston

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Friday: W/SW 30 kts
Saturday: W 15/20 kts
Sunday: W/SW 15/20 kts

forecast

Friday: West to southwesterly 15/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the afternoon. Winds shifting east to northeasterly 15/20 knots in the evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: South to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres about Banks Strait around midday. Saturday: Southwesterly 10/15 knots turning westerly 15/20 knots early in the morning. Winds reaching up to 25 knots about Banks Strait during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres around midday. Swell: Southeasterly 0.5/1.5 metres. Outlook Sunday: West to southwesterly 15/20 knots tending west to northwesterly 10/15 knots during the afternoon then decreasing to below 10 knots during the evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Northwest to southwesterly below 1 metre.

Issued Fri 10:00 EDT

Seas: Up to 2.5m
Swell: Up to 1.5m, SE

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