Derwent Estuary Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EDT on Wednesday 1 December 2021.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system to the east of Tasmania continues to weaken today with warm to locally hot northeasterlies ahead of a weak trough crossing in the afternoon and early evening. The high to the east remains dominant on Thursday, with northeasterlies prevailing ahead of a trough bringing a westerly change over Tasmania in the afternoon and evening. A cold front is expected to cross early Friday with a trough to linger about the northeast in the afternoon and into Saturday morning before a high pressure system moves over the state during the afternoon.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers this afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and early evening with possible hail.

Thursday 2 December

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon then becoming variable below 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and early evening.

Friday 3 December

Winds
West to southwesterly about 10 knots tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Saturday 4 December

Winds
West to northwesterly below 10 knots tending west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Please be awareWind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EDT Wednesday.

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