Channel Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 10:00 am EST on Friday 31 July 2015.

Weather Situation

A westerly flow over Tasmania will shift northwesterly today as a cold front approaches Tasmania late. The front will cross the state tomorrow morning with a strong westerly flow to develop in its wake. The next cold front will cross Tasmania during Sunday, with yet another cold front to cross Tasmania early Monday, bringing a very cold west to southwesterly flow.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 10 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Saturday 1 August

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Channel

Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots turning west to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots early in the morning then becoming northwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers, with possible hail in the late morning and afternoon.

Sunday 2 August

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Monday 3 August

Winds
Westerly 15 to 25 knots turning north to northwesterly below 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 0.5 metres during the evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers, with possible hail in the morning and afternoon.

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 Friday.

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