Derwent Estuary Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:50 pm EST on Friday 28 April 2017.

Weather Situation

A westerly stream over Tasmania will continue this evening with a weak front expected to brush the south of the state. A southwesterly flow will develop early on Saturday as a high over the Bight extends a ridge to the west of Tasmania. The high will move across southeast Australia on Sunday with a high centre developing over the northern Tasman Sea later as a cold front crosses the Bight. This front is expected to cross the state Monday afternoon, with a cold southwesterly flow to follow that will continue through Tuesday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower later tonight.

Saturday 29 April

Winds
West to northwest 10 to 15 knots tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the early morning.

Sunday 30 April

Winds
North to northwesterly below 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly in the evening then north to northwesterly in the late evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Monday 1 May

Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots turning west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tuesday 2 May

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
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 Saturday.

Product IDT12420