Channel Forecast

No warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:06 pm EST on Monday 25 May 2015.

Weather Situation

A broad high centred over southeastern Australia will remain near stationary over the next couple days before moving eastwards across the Tasman Sea on Wednesday. A ridge of high pressure over Tasmania will weaken tonight as a weak front clips the south of the state, with the ridge to shift eastwards late on Tuesday as a cold front approaches from the Bight. The front is expected to cross Tasmania during Wednesday, embedded in a northwesterly airstream, with another cold front to cross late on Thursday. Yet another cold front is expected south of the Bight late on Friday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower later this evening.

Tuesday 26 May

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers in the morning.

Wednesday 27 May

Winds
North to northwesterly below 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots before dawn then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Thursday 28 May

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots turning northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Friday 29 May

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height. Wind warnings are issued for today and tomorrow and describe the highest category of wind warning for that day.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Tuesday.

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