Derwent Estuary Forecast

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Wednesday 7 December 2016.

Weather Situation

A high over eastern New South Wales and a cold front over and south of the Bight are combining to produce a northerly stream over Tasmania. The stream will strengthen tomorrow before the front crosses Tasmania during the morning, and the associated low deepens as it nears the southwest coast. Strong and gusty northwesterly winds will precede a secondary front in the afternoon, followed by a cooler southwesterly change in the evening. This will gradually ease on Friday as a high moves into the Bight, then moves slowly eastwards on Saturday. The high will move over Tasmania on Sunday bringing mostly settled conditions and light winds.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Variable below 10 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 8 December

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Derwent Estuary

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots before dawn, shifting northwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon, then westerly 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of rain.

Friday 9 December

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning westerly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Saturday 10 December

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Sunday 11 December

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southeasterly during the morning then tending northeast to southeasterly during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

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 5:00 am EDT Thursday.

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