Banks Strait Marine Weather Overview
Tides for LauncestonLow Thu 17:16 EST (1.6m)
High Thu 23:03 EST (4.2m)
Low Fri 05:50 EST (0.9m)
High Fri 12:03 EST (4.1m)
forecast windsThursday: W 35 kts
Friday: W 30 kts
Saturday: W 25/30 kts
Thursday: Northwesterly 20/25 knots increasing to 20/30 knots in the early afternoon then tending westerly 25/30 knots in the late evening. Winds reaching up to 35 knots in the evening. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre. Friday: Westerly 15/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning, decreasing to 10/20 knots during the morning then tending northwesterly in the afternoon and increasing to 15/25 knots in the evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Mainly westerly below 1 metre. Outlook Saturday: Northwesterly 20/30 knots tending westerly 25/30 knots during the morning. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: West to northwesterly around 1 metre.Issued Thu 10:05 EST
Seas: Up to 3.0m
Swell: Up to 1.0m, W
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Gale Warning for all coastal waters except Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay, Storm Bay and Channel where a Strong Wind Warning is current
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The former owner of the Grantham quarry that allegedly contributed to the fatal 2011 flood has said the western embankment beside the quarry was a natural landmark and not manmade.
Strengthening El Nino to reduce rainfall in northern and south-east Australia but wetter conditions for Western Australia
The Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed the El Nino pattern is strengthening in the Pacific and is likely to persist into next year.
The impact of the drought is expected to be the main theme as Queensland's bush councils hold a major conference today.