Derwent Estuary Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Monday 1 June 2020.

Weather Situation

A cold front to the west of Tasmania will slowly move over the state today, while the associated low near King Island moves over Victoria during the afternoon. Winds will become light over Tasmania before a southwesterly change develops during the afternoon and evening, strong and gusty about the far northwest. A weak ridge of high pressure will follow, followed by a westerly stream with an embedded front to cross Tuesday morning. The stream will strengthen ahead of a another front to cross, bearing a colder southwesterly stream in its wake late Tuesday. The flow will tend more southerly Wednesday morning before easing later as a high moves to the northwest of Tasmania. An area of high pressure will lie to the north of Tasmania on Thursday as winds tend westerly.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
North to northwesterly to 10 knots becoming southwest to southeasterly in the early afternoon then tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon. Winds tending west to northwesterly late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Becoming cloudy.

Tuesday 2 June

Winds
Northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots before dawn then tending west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers in the afternoon and evening.

Wednesday 3 June

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots tending southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning then tending west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the evening.
Weather
Cloudy.

Thursday 4 June

Winds
Northwesterly below 10 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Please be awareWind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EST Monday.

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