Banks Strait Marine Weather Overview
Tides for Launceston
forecast windsFriday: S 25/35 kts
Saturday: W/NW 15/20 kts
Sunday: W 10/15 kts
Thursday: East to northeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre. Friday: East to northeasterly 15/25 knots shifting southerly 25/35 knots in the early afternoon then decreasing to 15/25 knots in the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, increasing to 2.5/4 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres during the morning. Outlook Saturday: Southerly 10/15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming west to northwesterly 15/20 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, increasing to 1/1.5 metres about Banks Strait during the afternoon. Swell: East to southeasterly 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Outlook Sunday: Westerly 10/15 knots turning northwesterly during the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre.Issued Thu 22:00 EDT
Seas: Up to 4.0m
Swell: Up to 2.0m, E
most recent warnings
- Eddystone Pt
- Flinders Is
Severe weather predicted for Tasmania's north and east on Friday has prompted a public warning from emergency services.
Rain and storms could bring flooding to parts of southern and southeast Australia during the next 24 hours.
People in Darwin and other parts of the Top End may be about to get relief from recent hot weather, with the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) predicting a monsoon trough will start to affect the area within days.