Derwent Estuary Forecast

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Forecast issued at 10:00 am EDT on Tuesday 24 January 2017.

Weather Situation

A cold front over Tasmania will move away to the east this morning, followed by a strong west to southwesterly stream. The stream will ease on Wednesday and tend west to northwesterly as a high over the Bight extends a ridge to the north of Tasmania. The ridge will remain to the north on Thursday with a front to clip the south of the state early morning. A high over the Tasman Sea will strengthen during Friday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Derwent Estuary

Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon, then to 10 to 20 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 25 January

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Thursday 26 January

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Friday 27 January

Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then becoming variable below 10 knots during the evening.
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 4:05 pm EDT Tuesday.

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