Storm Bay Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Monday 27 April 2015.

Weather Situation

A large high pressure system south of Western Australia extends a ridge to the north of Tasmania, directing a southwesterly flow over the state. The ridge will persist to our north on Tuesday as the high moves slowly east across the Bight. On Wednesday and Thursday the ridge will drift south over Tasmania as the high slowly crosses the state, with the high centre consolidating in the Tasman Sea late on Thursday. The ridge will begin to weaken on Friday as the high moves away, with a northerly flow developing.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tuesday 28 April

Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the morning.

Wednesday 29 April

Winds
West to northwesterly about 10 knots becoming south to southwesterly in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 30 April

Winds
West to southwesterly below 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 1 May

Winds
North to northwesterly below 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly in the afternoon then tending northerly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

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 EST Tuesday.

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