Channel Forecast

No warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Friday 22 August 2014.

Weather Situation

A strong high centred over the southern Tasman Sea will move only very slowly eastward during the next few days. A weakening trough and associated low will approach Tasmania from the west tomorrow evening, with the low expected to pass through Bass Strait late on Sunday and early Monday, as the trough crosses the state. The high will remain over the southern Tasman Sea during Monday and Tuesday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northwesterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Saturday 23 August

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Sunday 24 August

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Monday 25 August

Winds
North to northwesterly below 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly during the day then becoming north to northeasterly during the evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.

Tuesday 26 August

Winds
North to northwesterly below 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly during the morning then becoming north to northwesterly during the evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.

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 EST Saturday.

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