Channel Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:02 am EDT on Sunday 26 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A trough lies over Bass Strait while a high is centred just south of Tasmania. The high will move away to the southeast early today with the trough to linger about the north. Another trough extending from the mainland is expected to lie near King Island tonight, linked to a cold front which will approach from the west. Both features will cross Tasmania early Monday, with the associated complex low to remain well southwest of the state. Another front embedded in a strong westerly stream is expected late on Monday, with the lows tracking eastwards during Tuesday, and yet another front embedded in the cold airflow during the afternoon. A high over the Bight will track slowly eastwards to be near Adelaide on Wednesday, while a weak warm front passes south of Tasmania.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Monday 27 October

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Channel

Winds
Northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots tending westerly 25 to 30 knots in the early afternoon then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers, with possible hail in the afternoon and early evening.

Tuesday 28 October

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning westerly 25 to 40 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm and possible hail in the morning and afternoon.

Wednesday 29 October

Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% 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 4:05 pm EDT Sunday.

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