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Tides for Launceston

Low Sat 09:19 EST (0.8m)
High Sat 15:24 EST (4.2m)
Low Sat 21:47 EST (0.8m)
High Sun 03:43 EST (4.1m)

forecast winds

Saturday: W 20/30 kts
Sunday: W/NW 25/35 kts
Monday: W 20/30 kts


Variable 5/15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre. Outlook Saturday: Northwest to northeasterly 5/15 knots tending west to northwesterly 15/25 knots in the afternoon then becoming westerly 20/30 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres by early evening. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre. Outlook Sunday: West to northwesterly 25/35 knots. Seas: 2/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres inshore around midday. Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre. Outlook Monday: Westerly 20/30 knots turning southwesterly 15/20 knots during the evening. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Northwest to southwesterly below 1 metre.

Issued Fri 22:08 EST

Seas: Up to 1.0m
Swell: Up to 1.0m, W

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