Banks Strait Marine Weather Overview
Tides for Launceston
forecast windsWednesday: NE 10/15 kts
Thursday: W/NW 35 kts
Friday: E 10 kts
Saturday: W increasing 20/30 kts
Wednesday: Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10/15 knots in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Thursday: Northeasterly 15/25 knots increasing to 20/30 knots early in the morning then shifting west to northwesterly 15/20 knots in the early afternoon. Reaching up to 35 knots near Eddystone Point in the early afternoon. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing to 0.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the afternoon. Outlook Friday: Variable about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres by early evening. Outlook Saturday: Westerly 15/25 knots increasing to 20/30 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Swell: East to northeasterly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.Issued Wed 16:08 EST
Seas: Up to 3.0m
Swell: Up to 2.5m, E
most recent warnings
Gale Wind Warning for Banks Strait and Franklin Sound, E of Flinders Island and U E Coast. Strong Wind Warning elsewhere for Thursday
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- Eddystone Pt
- Flinders Is
Federal Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg says serious questions will be raised about how the entirety of South Australia could be left without electricity in the wake of a huge storm, dubbed the largest in 50 years.
Power is gradually being turned back on across parts of South Australia but much of the state remains in darkness after a widespread blackout.
South Australia and its 1.677 million residents were left without power this evening following severe storms this afternoon.