Channel Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Sunday 19 April 2015.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system will build over the Bight today, gradually extending a ridge over Tasmania and maintaining a cold southwesterly airstream over the state. The high will remain slow-moving over the eastern Bight, maintaining a ridge over Tasmania into the middle of the week.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning west to northwesterly below 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers, with possible hail early this morning.

Monday 20 April

Winds
West to northwesterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Tuesday 21 April

Winds
Variable below 10 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.

Wednesday 22 April

Winds
West to northwesterly below 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly during the morning then becoming northerly during the evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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 Sunday.

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