Channel Forecast

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Forecast issued at 10:02 am EST on Monday 27 May 2019.

Weather Situation

A low pressure system to the south of Tasmania will move away to the east today, with an associated trough crosses the state. A cold front will then cross Tasmania early Tuesday before another trough on Wednesday. Cold and fresh to strong and gusty southwest to northwesterly winds prevail over the coming days before shifting to an even cooler southerly on Wednesday with a high pressure centre establishing south of the Bight. The southerly winds tend southwesterly on Thursday as the high moves northwards over the Bight.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Westerly around 15 knots tending west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots from early afternoon, turning northwesterly below 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon, then below 1 metre later in the evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late morning. Possible hail from the late morning.

Tuesday 28 May

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Channel

Winds
Westerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the early afternoon then tending west to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Possible hail.

Wednesday 29 May

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Thursday 30 May

Winds
South to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the day.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
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 4:05 pm EST Monday.

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