Derwent Estuary Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 10:09 am EST on Saturday 18 April 2015.

Weather Situation

A trough will move off the east coast of Victoria today as a cold front approaches Tasmania from the west, crossing during this afternoon. A trough following the front reaches the west coast late this evening. A high pressure system will build over the Bight on Sunday, extending a ridge over Tasmania and maintaining a cold southwesterly airstream over the state. The ridge then persists over Tasmania throughout Monday and Tuesday.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to southwesterly in the late afternoon then tending northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Becoming cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Sunday 19 April

Winds
West to northwesterly about 10 knots tending southwesterly 15 to 20 knots before dawn then becoming westerly about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Monday 20 April

Winds
West to northwesterly below 10 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Tuesday 21 April

Winds
North to northwesterly below 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly in the afternoon.
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 4:05 pm EST Saturday.

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