Storm Bay Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:06 pm EST on Tuesday 2 September 2014.

Weather Situation

A high over the Bight will extend a ridge of high pressure over Tasmania tonight and on Wednesday, as a low intensifies over the northern Tasman Sea. On Thursday Tasmania is expected to remain under the influence of the high as a trough develops over South Australia and the low over the Tasman moves away to the east. The high is expected to build to the north of the state during Friday, still building and centred to the northeast on Saturday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending westerly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre later in the evening.

Wednesday 3 September

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southwesterly about 10 knots in the morning then becoming westerly in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Thursday 4 September

Winds
West to northwesterly about 10 knots tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon then becoming west to southwesterly about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Friday 5 September

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

Saturday 6 September

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots becoming westerly 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 Wednesday.

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