Derwent Estuary Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Thursday 24 August 2017.

Weather Situation

A trough near the west coast this morning will weaken as it crosses Tasmania during today, with a ridge of high pressure to extend over the state during the afternoon. The flow will tend northwesterly over Tasmania tomorrow as the next cold front approaches, with the front to cross the state on Saturday. A ridge of high pressure will extend over Tasmania later on Saturday, with a trough lingering about the far northeast. The ridge slowly moves north on Sunday with winds turning westerly late in the day.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

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

Friday 25 August

Winds
Northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Saturday 26 August

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Sunday 27 August

Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming west to northwesterly below 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

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 4:05 pm EST Thursday.

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