Storm Bay Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Friday 14 December 2018.

Weather Situation

An area of low pressure lies over the southeastern mainland, with an associated trough extending northwards, while a ridge of high pressure lies to the south of Tasmania. A moist easterly flow over Tasmania will continue as the low becomes complex on Saturday and moves southwards, with a rain band to extend over Tasmania producing locally heavy falls about the north and northeast. Rain will continue through Sunday as the low moves near the southwest of Tasmania, with winds to shift northwesterly during the afternoon. The flow will then tend southerly on Monday as the low moves away to the southeast, with a high to move to the south of Tasmania on Tuesday as winds tend easterly later.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.

Saturday 15 December

Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 20 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain.

Sunday 16 December

Winds
Northeasterly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the morning then tending north to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. The chance of morning fog with reduced visibility. Near 100% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Monday 17 December

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots turning west to northwesterly below 10 knots in the morning then southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres later in the day.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Tuesday 18 December

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

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 EDT Saturday.

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