Storm Bay Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Monday 20 January 2020.

Weather Situation

An area of low pressure lies to the northeast and east of Tasmania, and will move southward on Tuesday passing to the east of the state. A ridge of high pressure will move over Tasmania from the west late Tuesday. Winds tend northerly on Wednesday as the ridge moves away to the east and a cold front approaches the west of Tasmania late. The front will cross Tasmania early Thursday, followed by a trough, bringing a cooler westerly change. The westerly flow will strengthen on Friday with an embedded cold front to cross Tasmania during the day.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy.

Tuesday 21 January

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southeasterly around midday then east to southeasterly about 10 knots late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy.

Wednesday 22 January

Winds
Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots early in the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 23 January

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain.

Friday 24 January

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending westerly during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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 EDT Tuesday.

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