Storm Bay Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Thursday 2 July 2015.

Weather Situation

A high over the Bight will move over southern New South Wales tomorrow, extending a ridge over Tasmania. A cold front will approach the southwest of Tasmania late tomorrow, crossing the state in the early hours of Saturday. A weak ridge will then cross later on Saturday, followed early on Sunday by a warm front associated with a low moving south of the Bight. The low will slowly move to a position southwest of Tasmania on Sunday evening, as a high build to the south of the state. The low will remain just to the west of Tasmania on Monday, with the high expected to remain to the south of the state.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning westerly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Friday 3 July

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northwesterly in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower at night.

Saturday 4 July

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly 15 to 20 knots before dawn.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Sunday 5 July

Winds
West to northwesterly about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Monday 6 July

Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots becoming south to southwesterly during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% 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 EST Friday.

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