Channel Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 5:01 am EST on Wednesday 3 September 2014.

Weather Situation

A high over the Bight will extend a ridge of high pressure over Tasmania today, as a low intensifies over the northern Tasman Sea. On Thursday Tasmania is expected to remain under the influence of the high as a trough develops over South Australia and the low over the Tasman moves away to the east. The high is expected to build to the north of the state during Friday, still building and centred to the northeast on Saturday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Northwest to southwesterly 5 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Thursday 4 September

Winds
West to northwesterly 5 to 15 knots becoming southwesterly in the middle of the day then becoming west to northwesterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Friday 5 September

Winds
West to northwesterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.

Saturday 6 September

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
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 4:05 pm EST Wednesday.

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