Derwent Estuary Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 10:05 am EST on Tuesday 25 July 2017.

Weather Situation

A warm front will move over Tasmania today, with associated lows to pass near the south of the state, maintaining a northwesterly stream. As the area of low pressure moves away to the east early Wednesday, and a trough crosses the state, a southwesterly stream will then follow. A high to the north will extend a ridge over Tasmania overnight, then track eastwards on Thursday, allowing a northwesterly stream to redevelop. A cold front is expected to cross early Friday, followed by another ridge later in the day.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Wednesday 26 July

Winds
Variable about 10 knots, mainly west to northwesterly, becoming south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning, decreasing to 10 to 20 knots in the afternoon then becoming westerly about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Thursday 27 July

Winds
Northwesterly about 10 knots tending northerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Friday 28 July

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots shifting west to southwesterly during the morning then becoming west to northwesterly about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% 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 Tuesday.

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