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The weather criterion is one of stability criteria to verify ability of a ships to withstand the combined effects of severe wind and rolling criteria in dead ship condition. An overestimated roll angle is obtained when the weather criterion is applied to ships with breadth and draught ratios larger than 3.50 and ratios between vertical centre of gravity and draught larger than 1.50. This paper discusses the assessment of weather criterion for an Indonesian ro-ro ferry by model experiments. The drift test is performed in four wave steepnesses with wave frequencies near the roll natural frequency. The maximum roll amplitude is used to calculate the effective wave slope coefficient correponding to the wave steepness, with Bertin’s coefficient obtained by the roll decay test. The damping factors correspond to the breadth and draught ratio as well as the bilge keel contribution are determined using the formula of weather criterion with the roll angle obtained by the Japanese formula with a correction factor of 0.70 due to the irregularity of waves. The obtained effective wave slope coefficient and the damping factors due to breadth and draught ratio and the bilge keel are smaller than those used in the weather criterion.