Forecast issued at 5:00 am EDT on Wednesday 2 December 2015.
A low to the south of Tasmania will move away this morning while a warm front will cross the state late this evening in a westerly flow. A ridge of high pressure will lie to the north of Tasmania on Thursday, before shifting south over the state during Friday as a high becomes established over the Tasman Sea. A cold front will weaken as it moves over the south and east of Tasmania on Saturday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Channel
- Northwesterly 10 to 20 knots tending southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning and reaching 30 knots in the south until around the middle of the day. Winds tending northwesterly 10 to 20 knots in the evening.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Thursday 3 December
- West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots early in the morning.
- Below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Friday 4 December
- Variable about 10 knots.
- Below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy.
Saturday 5 December
- Variable below 10 knots becoming southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending southerly in the afternoon.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
- Cloudy. 40% 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 EDT Wednesday.