Banks Strait Marine Weather Overview
Tides for Launceston
forecast windsWednesday: W 30 kts
Thursday: SE 15/20 kts
Friday: W/SW 15/25 kts
Tuesday: West to northwesterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres about Banks Strait. Swell: South to southeasterly below 1 metre. Wednesday: Westerly 15/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning. Winds decreasing to 10/15 knots in the early evening, then shifting east to southeasterly in the late evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: South to southeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Thursday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots turning east to northeasterly in the afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Northwest to southwesterly below 1 metre. Outlook Friday: East to northeasterly 15/20 knots tending west to southwesterly 15/25 knots during the morning, and southerly 15/20 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre, tending northeast to southeasterly 1/2 metres during the afternoon.Issued Tue 22:00 EDT
Seas: Up to 2.5m
Swell: Up to 1.0m, SSE
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