Channel Forecast

No warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Tuesday 27 June 2017.

Weather Situation

A high over Victoria extends into the Tasman Sea, while a weakening cold front approaches Tasmania. The front will dissipate as it moves over the state later on Wednesday, but another stronger front to cross on Thursday afternoon will bring an active, very cold southwesterly stream in its wake. A high over the Bight will then track eastwards, expected to lie over Victoria on Friday and extend a ridge over Tasmania, allowing the stream to become light. The ridge will persist on Saturday, sandwiched between broad areas of low pressure to the east and west.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 28 June

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Thursday 29 June

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day then tending west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening. Possible hail in the afternoon and evening.

Friday 30 June

Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Saturday 1 July

Winds
West to northwesterly about 10 knots becoming northerly during the morning.
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 Wednesday.

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