Channel Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:06 pm EST on Friday 25 April 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system to the east of Tasmania will continue to move away to the east tonight as a strong cold front approaches from the west, crossing the state Saturday morning with another high then expected just to the northwest tomorrow night. This high will slowly move east on Sunday, extending a ridge over Tasmania as it moves through Bass Strait. Another strong cold front will pass over the Bight on Monday before crossing Tasmania during Tuesday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Northerly 10 to 20 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Saturday 26 April

Gale Warning for Saturday for Channel

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 35 knots early then tending west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the morning. Winds decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms from midday until evening with possible hail.

Sunday 27 April

Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Monday 28 April

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Tuesday 29 April

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots becoming northwesterly about 10 knots in the morning then tending west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.

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 5:00 am EST Saturday.

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