Storm Bay Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Wednesday 24 September 2014.

Weather Situation

A high over the Tasman Sea is slowly moving eastward, and will pass north of New Zealand on Thursday. A trough will cross Tasmania during today followed by a cold front tonight. Another high will move over the Bight on Thursday as a trough approaches Tasmania from the west. The trough will cross the state Friday morning, with the high to extend a ridge over Tasmania Friday evening before moving over eastern New South Wales on Saturday as a warm front crosses Tasmania.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly in the middle of the day then west to northwesterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms during this afternoon and evening.

Thursday 25 September

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots late morning then west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.

Friday 26 September

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Saturday 27 September

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 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 4:05 pm EST Wednesday.

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