Channel Forecast

No warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 5:01 am EDT on Monday 22 December 2014.

Weather Situation

A high will remain over the Tasman Sea today before moving over New Zealand on Tuesday and becoming slow moving. A broad trough over the mainland will extend over Tasmania during today before moving to the east of the state later Tuesday and becoming almost stationary on Wednesday. Cold fronts will cross Tasmania late Tuesday and during Thursday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
South to southwesterly 5 to 15 knots becoming variable to 10 knots in the morning then east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Up to 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tuesday 23 December

Winds
North to northeasterly 5 to 15 knots shifting south to southwesterly 10 to 20 knots in the late morning then tending west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Wednesday 24 December

Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 25 December

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then tending southwesterly during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% 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 EDT Monday.

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