Derwent Estuary Forecast

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Forecast issued at 10:00 am EST on Saturday 29 August 2015.

Weather Situation

An area of high pressure will lie to the south of Tasmania during Saturday and Sunday, with a southeasterly stream over the state, while a broad low pressure system remains slow moving over the Tasman Sea. The southeasterly stream will ease on Monday as the high moves away to the southeast extending a narrow ridge over Tasmania. The ridge will weaken on Tuesday, with an area of low pressure expected to move into the Bight.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Derwent Estuary

Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain.

Sunday 30 August

Winds
Southerly 10 to 20 knots decreasing to 5 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Monday 31 August

Winds
South to southeasterly below 10 knots becoming southwesterly during the evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tuesday 1 September

Winds
West to northwesterly below 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly during the afternoon then becoming west to southwesterly during the evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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 Saturday.

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