Central North Marine Weather Overview
Tides for BurnieLow Fri 04:38 EST (0.6m)
High Fri 10:54 EST (3.2m)
Low Fri 17:10 EST (1.1m)
High Fri 22:53 EST (3.3m)
Tides for LauncestonLow Fri 05:50 EST (0.9m)
High Fri 12:03 EST (4.1m)
Low Fri 18:18 EST (1.6m)
High Sat 00:05 EST (4.3m)
forecast windsFriday: NW 30 kts
Saturday: NW 25/35 kts
Sunday: W/NW 25/35 kts
Thursday: West to southwesterly 20/30 knots. Seas: 2/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres offshore. Swell: Westerly 1/1.5 metres. Friday: West to southwesterly 15/25 knots turning northwesterly in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning and again in the late evening. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1.5/2 metres during the morning. Swell: Westerly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. Outlook Saturday: Northwesterly 25/35 knots tending westerly 25/30 knots in the morning. Seas: 2.5/3 metres. Swell: Westerly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the morning. Outlook Sunday: West to northwesterly 25/35 knots. Seas: 2.5/4 metres. Swell: Westerly 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning.Issued Thu 22:00 EST
Seas: Up to 4.0m
Swell: Up to 1.5m, W
most recent warnings
An unusual weather pattern is bringing storms to parts of southern Western Australia, with residents in the Central West, Lower West, Great Southern and Central Wheatbelt districts told to brace for damaging winds and possible flash flooding.
While northern parts of the country have experienced unseasonably warm temperatures, winter is business as usual in the south.
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.