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Banks Strait Marine Weather Overview

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Tides

Tides for Launceston

Low Thu 02:05 (0.9m)
High Thu 07:58 (4.2m)
Low Thu 14:29 (0.5m)
High Thu 20:35 (4.4m)

forecast winds

Wednesday: W 25 kts
Thursday: W/SW 15/25 kts
Friday: E/SE 10 kts
Saturday: SE 10 kts

forecast

Westerly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots about Banks Strait in the late evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Thursday: West to southwesterly 15/25 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: East to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres around midday. Outlook Friday: East to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming northwesterly in the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres. Outlook Saturday: Variable below 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.

Issued Wed 22:00 EST

Seas: Up to 2.5m
Swell: Up to 1.0m, ESE

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