Channel Forecast

No warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Wednesday 2 September 2015.

Weather Situation

A low and cold front over the southeast mainland will move over the Tasman Sea during Thursday. A trough lies over Tasmania while a cold front will cross the state early Thursday, bringing a southerly stream. The stream will ease later Thursday as a high over the Bight extends a ridge over Tasmania. A warm front will cross Tasmania early Friday, while a cold front will cross the state early Saturday. A high will then move over Tasmania during Saturday before moving to the east on Sunday as a low and cold front approach the state from the west late evening.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Variable below 10 knots tending north to northwesterly late evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain.

Thursday 3 September

Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 20 knots tending southwest to northwesterly to 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Friday 4 September

Winds
Northwesterly about 10 knots tending westerly 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the evening.

Saturday 5 September

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Sunday 6 September

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
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 Thursday.

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