Channel Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Wednesday 12 August 2020.

Weather Situation

An area of high pressure over the Tasman Sea and a large low pressure system south of the Bight direct a north to northeasterly stream over Tasmania that will persist on Thursday as the low slowly weakens and becomes almost stationary. Troughs will cross Tasmania today and Thursday. Moist east to northeasterly winds will develop on Friday, before tending easterly on Saturday as a low pressure system develops to the east of Tasmania, extending yet another trough across the state.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Mainly northwest to northeasterly 5 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers late this afternoon and evening.

Thursday 13 August

Winds
Variable about 10 knots, mainly northeast to northwesterly.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Friday 14 August

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Saturday 15 August

Winds
East to northeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% 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 4:05 pm EST Wednesday.

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