Derwent Estuary Forecast

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Tuesday 29 July 2014.

Weather Situation

A series of active cold fronts and troughs will cross Tasmania this week, with associated lows passing to the south of the state. A vigorous west to northwesterly stream will persist through to early Friday when another cold front will see winds shift southwesterly and gradually ease as a high moves over the Bight. A trough will weaken over Tasmania early Saturday with a ridge of high pressure to extend over the state later in the day as the high moves towards Victoria.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.

Wednesday 30 July

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Derwent Estuary

Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots before dawn then decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.

Thursday 31 July

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.

Friday 1 August

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning west to southwesterly during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.

Saturday 2 August

Winds
West to northwesterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.

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 EST Wednesday.

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