Channel Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Friday 28 August 2015.

Weather Situation

A high to the west and an area of low pressure to the east combine to produce a southerly flow over Tasmania, with a small low to the south of Tasmania expected to move up the east coast overnight. The high will lie to the south of Tasmania during Saturday and Sunday, with a southeasterly stream over the state, while a brad area of low pressure lies over the Tasman Sea. The southeasterly stream will ease on Monday as the high moves away to the southeast extending a narrow ridge over Tasmania. The ridge will move to the east of Tasmania on Tuesday, with an area of low pressure expected to lie over the Bight.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Channel

Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Saturday 29 August

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Channel

Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of rain.

Sunday 30 August

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Monday 31 August

Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tuesday 1 September

Winds
West to northwesterly below 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly during the day then becoming west to southwesterly during the evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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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