Channel Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 10:05 am EST on Friday 29 May 2015.

Weather Situation

A deep low well southwest of Tasmania is spinning up a series of cold fronts as it slowly moves eastwards, with a front to the northeast to continue moving away today. Further fronts front will cross Tasmania on Saturday and Sunday as the low passes to the south of Tasmania, with the stream tending a cold southerly later on Sunday as a high builds over the Bight. The high will move slowly eastwards on Monday, with a trough expected to cross the state early in the morning.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly from late afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Saturday 30 May

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Channel

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 20 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots during the morning, turning west to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the early afternoon then tending west to northwesterly 10 to 20 knots from late afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Sunday 31 May

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Monday 1 June

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly 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 Friday.

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