Channel Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Saturday 13 February 2016.

Weather Situation

A cold will cross Tasmania this evening, bringing a westerly airstream in its wake. This stream will become fresh and gusty early Sunday ahead of an embedded trough to cross during the day. On Monday a more substantial cold front will cross Tasmania as a deep low pressure system moves to the south of the state. The low will direct a southwesterly flow over the state on Tuesday while it slowly moves away to the east. This flow will very slowly moderate on Wednesday as a high moves into the western Bight.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Sunday 14 February

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Channel

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending westerly 25 to 30 knots in the middle of the day then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Monday 15 February

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon and then turning westerly in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Tuesday 16 February

Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly during the morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Wednesday 17 February

Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 10 to 20 knots during the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% 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 5:00 am EDT Sunday.

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