Derwent Estuary Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:08 pm EDT on Tuesday 23 December 2014.

Weather Situation

A cold front crosses the state this evening and is expected to weaken and linger about the northeast late today then move over Bass Strait tomorrow. A narrow ridge will then extend over Tasmania early tomorrow. A northwesterly airflow then develops on Wednesday as another cold front will approaches on Thursday, crossing overnight into Friday with a weak ridge to extend over the state later on Friday. On Saturday, a ridge close to the north directs a westerly airflow over the state.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to southwesterly below 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% chance of showers early this evening.

Wednesday 24 December

Winds
Northwesterly about 10 knots becoming easterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon then tending northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres, increasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 25 December

Winds
Northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southeasterly before dawn then tending south to southwesterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Friday 26 December

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly below 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Saturday 27 December

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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 Wednesday.

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