Derwent Estuary Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Wednesday 24 May 2017.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge will extend over Tasmania tonight before moving to the east Thursday morning with a cold front to cross the state in the afternoon and evening in a westerly flow. Another weak ridge will cross Tasmania on Friday as a high passes to the north and a low moves well south of the Bight. A cold front will approach the west of Tasmania late Saturday as the low moves to the far southwest and the high continues east over the Tasman Sea. The front will cross Tasmania early Sunday, with fresh and gusty north to northwesterly winds shifting cold westerly.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
West to northwesterly about 10 knots turning north to northwesterly during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Thursday 25 May

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 20 knots tending west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the afternoon and evening.

Friday 26 May

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 27 May

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of rain.

Sunday 28 May

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northwesterly during the morning then westerly 15 to 20 knots later in the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of rain.

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 EST Thursday.

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