Derwent Estuary Forecast

No warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Friday 29 August 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system centred near New Zealand extends a ridge over Tasmania while a low lies over the Tasman Sea. The ridge will move to the east of Tasmania later Saturday as a cold front crosses the Bight and becomes slow moving. The front will approach the west of Tasmania late Sunday before crossing the state on Monday, producing a southwesterly change, while another cold front will approach the west late Monday and weaken.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Mainly north to northwesterly below 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly in the middle of the day then northwest to northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.

Saturday 30 August

Winds
North to northwesterly to 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 5 to 15 knots late morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Sunday 31 August

Winds
Northerly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Monday 1 September

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the morning then tending southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the evening.

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 EST Friday.

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