Channel Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EDT on Tuesday 27 October 2020.

Weather Situation

A high to the south of Tasmania directs an easterly flow over the state. A low off the New South Wales coast will very slowly track southwards as it weakens on Wednesday, while the high moves away to the southeast but continues to extend a ridge south of Tasmania. Another low will develop to the northeast on Thursday and persist over the Tasman Sea on Friday, while further lows and an associated cold front dominate eastern Australia. A weak high drifting into the Bight on Friday will produce a southerly flow over Tasmania.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.

Wednesday 28 October

Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Thursday 29 October

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 30 October

Winds
South to southwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning then decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy.

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 EDT Tuesday.

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