Storm Bay Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Thursday 2 July 2020.

Weather Situation

A westerly stream over Tasmania will shift southwesterly during Friday as a cold front crosses the state. The southwesterly flow will continue through Saturday as a trough crosses Tasmania and a high builds over South Australia. Winds will then tend westerly later on Sunday as the high extends a ridge across Tasmania in the evening. The ridge will weaken on Monday, with a cold front to cross the state during Monday evening.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 20 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Friday 3 July

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning then tending westerly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers, with possible hail.

Saturday 4 July

Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the middle of the day then decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Sunday 5 July

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Monday 6 July

Winds
Westerly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning then tending southwesterly during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
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 Friday.

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