Channel Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Thursday 28 January 2021.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system to the south of Tasmania will move to the southeast this evening, directing east to northeasterly winds across the State. Northeasterly winds will freshen on Friday as a trough and low pressure system forms to the west of Tasmania. The trough and decaying low will cross the State into the Tasman Sea on Saturday, with a high forming over the Bight. The high will move to the Tasman Sea on Sunday. A low is expected to develop to the north of Tasmania on Monday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy.

Friday 29 January

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Channel

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the middle of the day then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain in the late afternoon and evening.

Saturday 30 January

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Sunday 31 January

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting east to northeasterly below 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 1 February

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots tending northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

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 EDT Friday.

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