Channel Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Wednesday 1 July 2015.

Weather Situation

A cold front approaches from the west today, with winds strengthening and tending northwesterly ahead of the front crossing in the evening. A very cold and vigorous southwesterly stream will follow on Thursday, and should gradually moderate and tend westerly on Friday as the next high moves over Victoria. Another cold front will cross the state on Saturday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots turning northwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers late this afternoon and evening, with possible hail.

Thursday 2 July

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Channel

Winds
Westerly 15 to 25 knots tending west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the morning then becoming westerly 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. A thunderstorm likely in the morning. Possible hail in the morning and afternoon.

Friday 3 July

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning northwesterly during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Saturday 4 July

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then tending northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% 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 EST Wednesday.

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