Channel Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EDT on Friday 23 February 2024.

Weather Situation

A cool west to southwesterly airstream prevails today, ahead of a high that will move over Bass Strait on Saturday. A weak cold front should cross Tasmania later on Sunday. Another high should then move over Tasmania during Monday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Channel

Winds
Westerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Saturday 24 February

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots shifting east to northeasterly below 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Sunday 25 February

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending west to southwesterly during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Monday 26 February

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 20 knots before turning westerly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly 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 Friday.

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