Channel Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 10:00 am EST on Tuesday 21 September 2021.

Weather Situation

A high in the Bight extends a ridge over Tasmania on Tuesday and Wednesday, disturbed by a trough crossing Tuesday afternoon. A cold front is expected to pass Tasmania on Thursday morning, with a second, stronger front to follow on Friday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Westerly 10 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots late evening.
Seas
Up to 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Cloudy.

Wednesday 22 September

Winds
West to northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning then becoming northwesterly 15 to 25 knots from the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 23 September

Winds
West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Friday 24 September

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending westerly during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers, with possible hail in the afternoon and evening.

Please be awareWind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EST Tuesday.

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