Derwent Estuary Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 10:03 pm EST on Wednesday 1 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A high lies over the Bight ,while a cold front moves over waters to the south of the Bight. The front will cross Tasmania tomorrow as the high slowly moves eastwards. The high will pass to the north of Tasmania on Friday and away to the northeast by Friday evening. A cold front will approach the west of the state during Saturday, crossing in the early hours of Sunday morning. Another high will then move over Tasmania during Sunday evening.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Thursday 2 October

Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning west to southwesterly during the morning at 15 to 20 knots then decreasing to 10 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.

Friday 3 October

Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the middle of the day then turning north to northeasterly in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Saturday 4 October

Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then tending northwesterly during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Sunday 5 October

Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly below 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

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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