Channel Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Sunday 11 April 2021.

Weather Situation

A cold and vigorous southwesterly flow over Tasmania will ease Monday morning as a high moves over the southeast of the mainland then extends a ridge over the state later in the day. The ridge will move east of Tasmania Tuesday morning as a cold front approaches from the west, with winds tending north to northwesterly and strengthening. The front will cross Tasmania Wednesday morning, followed by a trough, with winds shifting fresh to strong westerly. Another cold front will cross Tasmania during Thursday in a fresh to strong west to southwesterly stream.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Channel

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, possibly reaching up to 30 knots at times.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Monday 12 April

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to about 10 knots by midday.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Tuesday 13 April

Winds
Northwesterly below 10 knots tending northerly 10 to 15 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 14 April

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning then decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Thursday 15 April

Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Please be awareWind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

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

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