Forecast issued at 4:06 pm EDT on Saturday 1 November 2014.
A cold front is crossing Tasmania while an associated low passes to the south of the state. The low will move away to the southeast of Tasmania during Sunday with a strong southwest flow easing as a high approaches from the northwest during the day. The high will pass to the north of Tasmania during Monday and lie to the northeast late evening as another cold front approaches the state across the Bight. This cold front will cross Tasmania later Tuesday, with a low to strengthen just east of the state during Wednesday as the next high moves towards the northwest late.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Channel
- Westerly 20 to 30 knots.
- Up to 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm and hail.
Sunday 2 November
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Channel
- West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending southwesterly early in the morning then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
- 1 to 2 metres.
- Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm and hail in the morning.
Monday 3 November
- Westerly 15 to 20 knots tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then northeasterly in the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
- Cloudy. 40% chance of showers in the early morning.
Tuesday 4 November
- North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting west to southwesterly during the afternoon.
- Below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Wednesday 5 November
- West to southwesterly about 10 knots tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
- Around 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
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.