Channel Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Tuesday 23 May 2017.

Weather Situation

A deep low well south of the Bight currently extends a series of fronts and cold fronts over the Bight and Tasmania. The first trough is currently crossing Tasmania, which will be followed by a cold front this morning and afternoon. Further fronts will cross the state early Wednesday and late Thursday, maintaining a west to northwesterly stream. A high is then expected to pass to the north of Tasmania on Friday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Northerly 5 to 15 knots becoming variable in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of rain.

Wednesday 24 May

Winds
North to northwesterly 5 to 15 knots tending west to northwesterly 10 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Thursday 25 May

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to northwesterly below 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Friday 26 May

Winds
West to northwesterly about 10 knots tending north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

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 Tuesday.

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