Derwent Estuary Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:06 pm EDT on Friday 30 January 2015.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure lies to the south of Tasmania, while a low pressure system lies to the east of the state. The ridge to the south will weaken during Saturday as the low continues to move southward directing a fresh southerly flow over Tasmania. The low will slowly move away to the southeast during Sunday while a strong high south of the Bight will remain almost stationary through Sunday and Monday directing a southwesterly flow over Tasmania. A southwest flow persists into Tuesday with a front approaching late in the day.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Derwent Estuary

Winds
Southerly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain.

Saturday 31 January

Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots tending southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain.

Sunday 1 February

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Monday 2 February

Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly 15 to 20 knots during the day then tending southwesterly during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Tuesday 3 February

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning southwesterly during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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 Saturday.

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