Derwent Estuary Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EDT on Monday 17 February 2020.

Weather Situation

A high centred well southeast of Tasmania extends a ridge over the state which will weaken this evening. A trough of low pressure will cross Tasmania from the west on Tuesday, with a series of lows to move through Bass Strait. The lows will intensify early Wednesday as they track east of Flinders Island and over the Tasman Sea in the evening. A high over the Bight will then extend a ridge south of Tasmania, to move over the state during Thursday ahead of a cold front to near the southwest coast late.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Variable below 10 knots tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then becoming north to northeasterly below 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Tuesday 18 February

Winds
Northerly below 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Becoming cloudy.

Wednesday 19 February

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southwesterly below 10 knots during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Thursday 20 February

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly below 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Please be awareWind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EDT Monday.

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