Derwent Estuary Forecast

No warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Tuesday 23 September 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will slowly move east over the next few days, moving north of New Zealand on Thursday. A trough over the Bight is also moving eastwards, and will cross Tasmania on Wednesday followed by a relatively weak cold front Wednesday night. Another high will move over the Bight on Thursday as a cold front approaches Tasmania from the west. The front will cross the state Friday morning, with the high to extend a ridge over Tasmania Friday night, before moving over eastern New South Wales on Saturday as a warm front crosses Tasmania.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Variable 5 to 15 knots becoming northwesterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.

Wednesday 24 September

Winds
Northeast to northwesterly 5 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening.

Thursday 25 September

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Friday 26 September

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Saturday 27 September

Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

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 Wednesday.

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