Derwent Estuary Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Wednesday 1 April 2015.

Weather Situation

A cold front will cross Tasmania this evening, then linger near the northeast coast tomorrow while a low develops to the east of the state. A cold southerly stream will become established overnight, then ease later in the day as the front slowly moves away to the east. A high over the Bight will extend a ridge to the south, with the high centre expected to persist to the west of Tasmania during Friday. As the high crosses on Saturday, a weak trough will develop over the state and the high should then move eastwards with another weaker high to develop to the west. The trough is forecast to deepen on Sunday while a cold front approaches from the west.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Variable to 10 knots tending northerly 10 to 15 knots this evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers later tonight.

Thursday 2 April

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Derwent Estuary

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots becoming southerly 20 to 30 knots early in the morning then tending south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Friday 3 April

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Saturday 4 April

Winds
West to northwesterly below 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly during the morning.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Sunday 5 April

Winds
Northeasterly below 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly during the morning, and east to northeasterly in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

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 Thursday.

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