Channel Forecast

No warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EDT on Tuesday 17 October 2017.

Weather Situation

A high centred over the Tasman Sea will slowly move east over the next few days, directing a warmer northerly flow over Tasmania and blocking the approach of any cold fronts until a weakening cold front approaches Tasmania late Wednesday. The front will cross the state during Thursday, with a cooler westerly flow to follow late on Thursday. The westerly flow continues on Friday as the next high pressure system moves over the Bight.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then becoming north to northeasterly about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of fog this afternoon with reduced visibility.

Wednesday 18 October

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon then becoming northerly about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Thursday 19 October

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming westerly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Friday 20 October

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to northwesterly below 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% 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 EDT Tuesday.

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