Derwent Estuary Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:10 pm EDT on Wednesday 7 December 2022.

Weather Situation

A cold front is expected to cross Tasmania this evening bringing a cold and showery southwesterly airstream that will persist through Thursday. Winds and showers will ease during Friday, with a high pressure system expected to move over Tasmania. The high will move out to the east on Saturday ahead of a low that is expected to move to the west of Tasmania during Sunday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots tending southwesterly in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Thursday 8 December

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Derwent Estuary

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the morning then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Friday 9 December

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.

Saturday 10 December

Winds
West to southwesterly below 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly during the morning then becoming northeasterly about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy.

Sunday 11 December

Winds
Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning then decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

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 5:00 am EDT Thursday.

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