Channel Forecast

No warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Tuesday 10 December 2019.

Weather Situation

A trough will linger about the north of Tasmania today as a ridge extends from the Bight over the remainder of the state. The ridge and trough will weaken during Wednesday with cold fronts to move over Tasmania late Wednesday and Thursday morning. A high will remain almost stationary over the Bight on Friday as a trough near the northeast of Tasmania weakens, while a warm front will cross southern parts of the state during the day. On Saturday, the high to the northwest will remain the dominant feature until a cold front approaches the state late in the day.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Clear.

Wednesday 11 December

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots before dawn.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Thursday 12 December

Winds
Northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending southwesterly in the early afternoon then becoming westerly about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Friday 13 December

Winds
West to northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Saturday 14 December

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

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 5:00 am EDT Wednesday.

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