Banks Strait Marine Weather Overview
Tides for Launceston
forecast windsTuesday: W/NW 25 kts
Wednesday: W 20/30 kts
Thursday: W/NW 15/25 kts
West to northwesterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots about Banks Strait during the day. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Wednesday: Northwesterly 15/20 knots tending westerly 20/30 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Outlook Thursday: West to northwesterly 15/25 knots shifting southeasterly 10/15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Northwest to southwesterly below 1 metre.Issued Tue 05:00 EDT
Seas: Up to 2.5m
Swell: Up to 1.0m, E
most recent warnings
Gale Warning for South West Coast. Strong Wind Warning for South East Coast and Central West Coast Small Craft Alert for South West Lakes
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Cyclone Debbie is just hours away from making landfall in north Queensland, possibly as a category five system, where winds are already hitting buildings "like a freight train".
Evacuation centres are designed to be a safe place to wait out a cyclone â?? not be a home away from home.
Cyclone Debbie is maintaining its intensity as it moves towards the Queensland coast, with meteorologists predicting it will make landfall about 1pm.