Upper East Marine Weather Overview
Tides for Launceston
forecast windsMonday: S/SW 15/20 kts
Tuesday: SW 15/20 kts
Wednesday: N increasing 20/25 kts
Thursday: NW 15/25 kts
Monday: South to southwesterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore. 1st. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre offshore. 2nd. Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre. Tuesday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming east to northeasterly 10/15 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres around midday. Outlook Wednesday: Northerly 10/20 knots increasing to 20/25 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Outlook Thursday: Northwesterly 15/25 knots becoming variable about 10 knots around midday then becoming east to southeasterly 10/15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore.Issued Mon 16:05 EDT
Seas: Up to 2.0m
Swell: Up to 2.0m, S
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