Banks Strait Marine Weather Overview
Tides for Launceston
forecast windsMonday: W 25/30 kts
Tuesday: NW 40 kts
Wednesday: W 20/30 kts
Westerly 25/30 knots tending northwesterly in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 35 knots about Banks Strait in the evening. Seas: 2/3 metres, increasing to 2.5/4 metres about Banks Strait. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre. Outlook Tuesday: Northwesterly 25/35 knots, reaching up to 40 knots during the morning and early afternoon. Winds turning westerly in the early afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5/4 metres about Banks Strait. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres about Franklin Sound during the morning. Outlook Wednesday: Westerly 20/30 knots turning northwesterly during the evening. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre.Issued Mon 05:00 EST
Seas: Up to 4.0m
Swell: Up to 1.0m, S
most recent warnings
Gale Warning Far NW, Cent N, Upper/Lower E, SE, SW & CW coasts, Banks St/Franklin Sound & E of Flinders Is. Strong Wind remaining waters
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- Eddystone Pt
- Flinders Is
Vast areas of Queensland have experienced the hottest May night since records began, some of which stretch back to the 1800s.
For the majority of Australia April was warmer and drier than average.
Strong winds and heavy rain lashed parts of Victoria overnight, with hundreds of residents calling the State Emergency Service (SES) for help.