Derwent Estuary Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:08 pm EDT on Saturday 20 December 2014.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure lies to the north of Tasmania, while a weak cold front near the east coast will move away this evening. The high will move over the Tasman Sea tomorrow, directing a warmer northerly airflow over Tasmania, while a weak front will pass near the south of the state later in the day. The high will remain to the east of Tasmania on Monday, while a broad trough over the mainland will extend across Tasmania. On Tuesday the trough will move away to the east ahead of a cold front which will cross the state during day. A ridge will build over Tasmania on Wednesday, with another front to pass south of the Bight in the evening.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 10 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Sunday 21 December

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

Monday 22 December

Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then tending northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Tuesday 23 December

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southwesterly in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Wednesday 24 December

Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
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 Sunday.

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