Derwent Estuary Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Thursday 23 February 2017.

Weather Situation

A trough will cross Tasmania and linger about the east coast overnight and tomorrow. A high is expected to develop over the Bight tomorrow and extend a ridge across Tasmania, while a front will brush the south of the state during the day. On Saturday the trough near the northeast will move westward through Bass Strait, as the high moves across Tasmania. The high will then move out to the east of the state during Sunday, where it will remain stationary over the Tasman Sea throughout Monday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending southeast to southwesterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower later this evening.

Friday 24 February

Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending northwesterly in the morning then tending southwesterly in the middle of the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the afternoon.

Saturday 25 February

Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming west to northwesterly about 10 knots early in the morning then tending southeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Sunday 26 February

Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots for a time in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 27 February

Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon, then east to northeasterly about 10 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 EDT Friday.

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