Storm Bay Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 10:00 am EDT on Sunday 1 March 2015.

Weather Situation

As a cold front continues to move away from Tasmania, a high over the Bight will track eastwards and extend a ridge over southern parts of the state later in the day. The high will move to the east early Monday while a cold front approaches from the west. A prefrontal trough will develop over Tasmania during the afternoon, followed by the passage of the front overnight. A westerly stream will follow on Tuesday and freshen on Wednesday as another front crosses, bringing a cooler southwesterly stream in its wake.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny morning. 30% chance of a shower in the afternoon.

Monday 2 March

Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning, then south to southwesterly in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Tuesday 3 March

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending westerly during the morning then tending northwesterly during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Wednesday 4 March

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% 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 4:05 pm EDT Sunday.

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