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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Local Waters Forecast for South East Inshore

Issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Tuesday 5 March 2024
for the period until midnight EDT Saturday 9 March 2024.

Please be aware
Wind 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.

Warning Information

For latest warnings go to www.bom.gov.au, subscribe to RSS feeds, call 1300 659 210* or listen for warnings on relevant TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system sits over the Tasman Sea today. A trough of low pressure will cross the State on Wednesday, followed by another high pressure system that passes over the State Thursday and Friday. A deep low over the southern Bight draws down a warm northwesterly flow over Tasmania on Saturday.

Derwent Estuary

Forecast for Tuesday 5 March until midnight

Winds: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 6 March

Winds: Northwest to southwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 7 March

Winds: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southeasterly in the middle of the day then becoming variable below 10 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Friday 8 March

Winds: Variable below 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then turning east to northeasterly below 10 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Saturday 9 March

Winds: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Channel

Forecast for Tuesday 5 March until midnight

Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 6 March

Winds: Northwesterly below 10 knots tending westerly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: Below 0.5 metres, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Thursday 7 March

Winds: Westerly 15 to 20 knots tending southwesterly early in the morning then becoming variable below 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Friday 8 March

Winds: West to northwesterly below 10 knots tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then becoming north to northeasterly about 10 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Saturday 9 March

Winds: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Storm Bay

Forecast for Tuesday 5 March until midnight

Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting west to southwesterly below 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 6 March

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming westerly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 7 March

Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending southerly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then becoming variable below 10 knots in the evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Friday 8 March

Winds: Variable below 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then tending northeasterly during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Saturday 9 March

Winds: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bays

Forecast for Tuesday 5 March until midnight

Winds: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 6 March

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 7 March

Winds: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then becoming variable below 10 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Friday 8 March

Winds: Variable below 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then turning east to northeasterly during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Saturday 9 March

Winds: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 15 to 20 knots during the day. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EDT Wednesday.

* Calls to 1300 number cost around 27.5c inc. GST, higher from mobiles or public phones. Marine forecasts are also available on VHF and HF radio. View the radio schedule on www.bom.gov.au/marine

Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast at http://www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts/map.shtml for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones.