Derwent Estuary Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Wednesday 22 January 2020.

Weather Situation

A cold front approaches Tasmania from the west and crosses the state overnight into Thursday morning, with a trough to follow during Thursday. Westerly winds will be the dominant feature for Friday and the weekend with an embedded trough to cross Tasmania on Friday and a cold front late on Saturday into early Sunday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots turning east to northeasterly below 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain.

Thursday 23 January

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and early evening.

Friday 24 January

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming northerly about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 25 January

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending westerly during the afternoon then turning north to northwesterly below 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Sunday 26 January

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending westerly in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Please be awareWind 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.

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

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