Derwent Estuary Forecast

No warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Monday 22 April 2019.

Weather Situation

A high over the Bight extends a ridge over Tasmania which will slowly track northwards to lie over Bass Strait on Tuesday, while a weak front passes to the south. On Wednesday the ridge will move over Victoria while a cold front approaches Tasmania from the west, and crosses the state in the evening. Strong westerly winds will continue throughout the outlook period as another more significant cold front crosses overnight on Thursday, associated with a deep low passing to the south and a cold and active southwesterly stream to follow on Friday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to below 10 knots by the evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Tuesday 23 April

Winds
Northwesterly about 10 knots becoming variable in the early afternoon then northwesterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 24 April

Winds
North to northwesterly below 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning then tending west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 25 April

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 26 April

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly 20 to 30 knots during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% 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 5:00 am EST Tuesday.

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