Derwent Estuary Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Friday 24 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A trough will cross Tasmania this evening as a weakening cold front approaches the west. The weak front will cross Tasmania Saturday morning with a trough to linger over Bass Strait through the afternoon and evening. A high will move to the southwest of the state in the evening then to the southeast during Sunday. Northerly winds will freshen over Tasmania on Sunday as a trough and cold front approach the west late evening before bringing a west to northwesterly change early on Monday. A complex low pressure area to the south is expected maintain a vigorous westerly flow through Tuesday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
West to southwesterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 25 October

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southeasterly in the middle of the day then becoming variable below 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower in the early morning.

Sunday 26 October

Winds
Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Monday 27 October

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting westerly during the morning then tending northwesterly during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Tuesday 28 October

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% 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 Saturday.

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