Banks Strait Marine Weather Overview
Tides for Launceston
forecast windsMonday: NW increasing 25/35 kts
Tuesday: NW 40 kts
Wednesday: W 20/30 kts
Monday: Westerly 25/30 knots tending northwesterly around midday and increasing to 25/35 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 2/3 metres, increasing to 2.5/4 metres about Banks Strait. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre. 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 10:03 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
On the weekend wild winds battered South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria, toppling trees and bringing down powerlines and there is more of that on the way.
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.