Derwent Estuary Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Friday 25 April 2014.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure over the state will move eastwards over the Tasman Sea this morning, with a northerly flow then strengthening ahead of an approaching front. This front will cross on Saturday morning bringing a colder, gusty southwest change. Southwesterlies ease Saturday night into Sunday as a high moves over the state and just to the east of Tasmania by Sunday night. The high remains to the east on Monday with a northerly flow over the state.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Saturday 26 April

Gale Warning for Saturday for Derwent Estuary

Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching 35 knots before turning westerly 20 to 30 knots early morning, then decreasing to 15 to 20 knots in 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.

Monday 28 April

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots.
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 Friday.

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