Derwent Estuary Forecast

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Forecast issued at 10:00 am EST on Thursday 24 April 2014.

Weather Situation

A cold front is crossing the state this morning, shifting the winds to a colder southwesterly. A high will move to the north of Tasmania later tomorrow, extending a ridge over the state, then move out over the Tasman Sea on Friday morning. Another cold front is expected to approach Tasmania from the west on Friday evening, then cross the state on Saturday morning again bringing a colder southwest change. Southwesterlies ease Saturday night into Sunday as a high moves over the state.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Derwent Estuary

Winds
Westerly 20 to 25 knots reaching 30 knots for a period around the middle of the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre.

Friday 25 April

Winds
Northwesterly about 10 knots tending northerly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Saturday 26 April

Winds
Northerly 20 to 25 knots tending westerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning then decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.

Sunday 27 April

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

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 Thursday.

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