Derwent Estuary Forecast

No warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 5:08 am EST on Wednesday 16 April 2014.

Weather Situation

A high to the southeast of Tasmania will continue to move slowly away today, while a maintaining a ridge just to the east of the state. The ridge will move slowly east on Thursday, as a cold front moves over the Bight, expected to cross Tasmania on Friday, leaving a strong, cold southwesterly flow in its wake, which will ease on Saturday as a ridge approaches from the west.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Northerly 5 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly in the early afternoon then becoming north to northeasterly about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Thursday 17 April

Winds
North to northwesterly below 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly in the middle of the day then becoming northerly in the late evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.

Friday 18 April

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots shifting westerly 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.

Saturday 19 April

Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the day then turning west to northwesterly below 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon or 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 Wednesday.

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