Derwent Estuary Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EDT on Monday 8 February 2016.

Weather Situation

A trough lies over northeastern Tasmania and a ridge will extend over southern parts during the day as a weak cold front passes to the south. The ridge will weaken on Tuesday, allowing the trough to move back over Tasmania, flanked by highs to the east and west. A cold front approaching from the west on Wednesday will weaken before brushing the south coast in the evening. A trough will persist over the north on Thursday while a ridge redevelops in the south.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
South to southwesterly about 10 knots tending south to southeasterly 10 to 20 knots in the middle of the day then turning west to southwesterly below 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Up to 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Tuesday 9 February

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly 10 to 20 knots in the early afternoon then shifting north to northeasterly below 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Up to 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Wednesday 10 February

Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then becoming variable below 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Thursday 11 February

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then becoming south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

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 Monday.

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