Derwent Estuary Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 10:00 am EST on Friday 29 July 2016.

Weather Situation

A cold front will cross Tasmania today, while a high over the mainland extends a ridge to the west of Tasmania. The ridge will cross the state early Saturday, with the high to then stall near the New South Wales coast on Saturday. A warm front will move over northwest Tasmania Saturday night, followed by a cold front Sunday morning then another ridge Sunday night. A complex area of low pressure will then move near the state on Monday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Derwent Estuary

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 20 knots shifting southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the early afternoon then easing to 10 to 20 knots by the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon, then decreasing below 1 metre later in the evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Saturday 30 July

Winds
West to northwesterly about 10 knots tending north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny day. 20% chance of a shower in the evening.

Sunday 31 July

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots turning west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then becoming north to northwesterly about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Monday 1 August

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots shifting west to southwesterly below 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

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 Friday.

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