Channel Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Monday 1 June 2020.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system moves towards the Bight, resulting in a weak ridge over Tasmania. West to southwesterly winds persist overnight, with an embedded front to cross on Tuesday morning. The southwesterly stream strengthens ahead of another front, which crosses the state during Tuesday evening, bringing a colder southwesterly stream in its wake. The flow will tend more southerly on Wednesday morning before easing later as a high moves to the northwest of Tasmania. An area of high pressure will lie to the north of Tasmania on Thursday as winds tend westerly. A cold front approaches the state on Friday morning and crosses during the evening, with a high pressure ridge following behind, resulting in a cool, southerly flow.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning west to northwesterly below 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy.

Tuesday 2 June

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Channel

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending westerly in the early afternoon then increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers in the afternoon and evening.

Wednesday 3 June

Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day then becoming westerly about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Thursday 4 June

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

Friday 5 June

Winds
West to northwesterly about 10 knots tending southerly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then decreasing to below 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% 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 EST Tuesday.

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