Storm Bay Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Saturday 19 April 2014.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure will cross Tasmania tonight, ahead of a cold front that will cross the state on Sunday afternoon and evening. A brief ridge of high pressure will build over Tasmania early on Monday, then a low pressure system over the Bight is expected to pass just southwest of Tasmania Monday night with an associated cold front to then cross the state early on Tuesday. On Wednesday a northwesterly flow is likely to develop over the state.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
West to northwesterly 5 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Sunday 20 April

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 20 knots turning westerly 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.

Monday 21 April

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning then becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.

Tuesday 22 April

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots tending northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending northwest to southwesterly during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre.

Wednesday 23 April

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

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 Sunday.

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