Storm Bay Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Sunday 1 March 2015.

Weather Situation

A high over the Bight moves eastward and directs a moderating southwesterly stream over Tasmania tonight. The high will be centred to the northeast of the state tomorrow with the stream becoming northerly during the morning. As a front approaches the southwest of the state late in the day, the stream will becoming northwesterly and strengthen, tending more westerly as the front crosses during Tuesday morning. A cold front, embedded in the westerly flow, will cross Tasmania on Wednesday with the stream turning southwesterly and strengthening late in the day. The westerly flow will be maintained on Thursday as another front approaches Tasmania from the southwest.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 2 March

Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots early in the morning, then north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Tuesday 3 March

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending westerly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers in the early morning.

Wednesday 4 March

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Thursday 5 March

Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
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 5:00 am EDT Monday.

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