Derwent Estuary Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Friday 6 March 2015.

Weather Situation

With the cold front now well east of Tasmania, southwesterly flow has eased and a weak ridge will move over the state this evening. A warm front will cross Tasmania early Saturday with a cold front to clip the south of the state during the day in a westerly stream. The stream will shift northwesterly on Sunday as yet another cold front approaches Tasmania late in the evening, expected to cross the state on Monday morning followed by a weak ridge in the evening. A weak high is expected to develop to the east of the state during Tuesday, while a cold front moves over the Bight late in the day.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
West to southwesterly below 10 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Clear.

Saturday 7 March

Winds
North to northwesterly below 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots before dawn then turning westerly in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Sunday 8 March

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon then decreasing to below 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 9 March

Winds
North to northwesterly below 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning then turning westerly during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tuesday 10 March

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots becoming southerly during the evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
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 Saturday.

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