Storm Bay Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Saturday 19 August 2017.

Weather Situation

A low over the Tasman Sea and a high near Adelaide are combining to direct a cold southerly flow over Tasmania, that will shift southwesterly today as the high moves east and extends a ridge just west of the state. The ridge will then cross Tasmania early tomorrow, with a low to then develop over the Bight later in the day, then weaken over Victoria on Monday as a cold front approaches from the west. This front is then expected to cross Tasmania Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending northwest to southwesterly 10 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre in the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Sunday 20 August

Winds
Northwesterly 5 to 15 knots turning north to northeasterly below 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming variable in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 21 August

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy.

Tuesday 22 August

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots shifting southwesterly during the afternoon.
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 4:05 pm EST Saturday.

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