Channel Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 10:03 am EST on Monday 22 September 2014.

Weather Situation

A high is expected to lie just off the NSW coast today, then track slightly eastwards on Tuesday, allowing a warm northerly flow over Tasmania. A low over the Bight will intensify as it nears Adelaide early Wednesday, with the associated front extending well to the south. The rain bearing low is expected to move over Victoria overnight as the front crosses Tasmania, then move slowly over the Tasman Sea during Thursday. A southerly flow will become established over the state as a high over the Bight extends a ridge near the south coast.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Tuesday 23 September

Winds
North to northwesterly 5 to 15 knots becoming variable in the morning then north to northwesterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Wednesday 24 September

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.

Thursday 25 September

Winds
North to northeasterly below 10 knots becoming southerly during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

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 Monday.

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