Derwent Estuary Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Tuesday 9 February 2016.

Weather Situation

High centres lie to the east and northwest of Tasmania, with a ridge to the north of the state. A weak trough over Tasmania this evening will linger about the northeast tomorrow. A cold front will brush the southwest coast early tomorrow, with another front to reach the southwest late tomorrow evening. The trough will shift north over Flinders Island and Bass Strait on Thursday, as a ridge extends over the south of Tasmania from a high to the west. The ridge will shift south on Friday as a trough develops over the state. A cold front is then expected to cross Tasmania during Saturday afternoon and evening.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Wednesday 10 February

Winds
Variable below 10 knots tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then becoming variable below 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Thursday 11 February

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots for a time in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres, increasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower in the early morning.

Friday 12 February

Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon then tending northeasterly during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Saturday 13 February

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% 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 EDT Wednesday.

Product IDT12420