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Local Waters Forecast for South East Inshore - Tasmania

IDT12410
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Local Waters Forecast for South East Inshore
Issued at 4:05 pm EST on Tuesday 29 July 2014
for the period until midnight EST Saturday 2 August 2014.

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Please be aware
Wind 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.
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Warning Information
For latest warnings go to www.bom.gov.au, subscribe to RSS feeds, call
1300-659-216* or listen for warnings on relevant TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation
A series of active cold fronts and troughs will cross Tasmania this week, with
associated lows passing to the south of the state. A vigorous west to
northwesterly stream will persist through to early Friday when another cold
front will see winds shift southwesterly and gradually ease as a high moves
over the Bight. A trough will weaken over Tasmania early Saturday with a ridge
of high pressure to extend over the state later in the day as the high moves
towards Victoria.

Derwent Estuary

Forecast for Tuesday 29 July until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Derwent Estuary
Winds: Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the
evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre early evening. Weather:
The chance of thunderstorms this evening with gusty winds.

Forecast for Wednesday 30 July
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Derwent Estuary
Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots before dawn
then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre.

Forecast for Thursday 31 July
Winds: North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre.

Forecast for Friday 1 August
Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning west to southwesterly during the
morning. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the
afternoon or evening.

Forecast for Saturday 2 August
Winds: West to northwesterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres.

Channel

Forecast for Tuesday 29 July until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Channel
Winds: Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Weather: The chance
of thunderstorms this evening with gusty winds and hail.

Forecast for Wednesday 30 July
Gale Warning for Wednesday for Channel
Winds: West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots, reaching 35 knots in the south
early morning, tending north to northwesterly in the early afternoon then
becoming northwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the evening. Seas: Up to 1 to 1.5
metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Weather: The chance of
thunderstorms in the late morning and afternoon.

Forecast for Thursday 31 July
Winds: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to northwesterly 15
to 25 knots during the afternoon and evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Weather:
The chance of thunderstorms during the late afternoon and evening. Possible
hail during the evening.

Forecast for Friday 1 August
Winds: West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to southwesterly
during the morning then tending west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the
evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the
afternoon. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms until evening with possible
hail.

Forecast for Saturday 2 August
Winds: West to northwesterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre.

Storm Bay

Forecast for Tuesday 29 July until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Storm Bay
Winds: Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5
metres early evening. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms this evening with
gusty winds.

Forecast for Wednesday 30 July
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Storm Bay
Winds: Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the late
afternoon. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.

Forecast for Thursday 31 July
Winds: North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots becoming northwesterly 25 to 30
knots in the late afternoon then decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then
increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.

Forecast for Friday 1 August
Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning west to southwesterly 15 to 25
knots during the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres
during the afternoon.

Forecast for Saturday 2 August
Winds: Westerly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre.

Frederick Henry and Norfolk Bays

Forecast for Tuesday 29 July until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay
Winds: Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the
evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre early evening. Weather:
The chance of thunderstorms this evening with gusty winds.

Forecast for Wednesday 30 July
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay
Winds: Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the late
afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.

Forecast for Thursday 31 July
Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the middle
of the day then decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the evening. Seas: Around 1
metre.

Forecast for Friday 1 August
Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning west to southwesterly 15 to 25
knots during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres
during the afternoon.

Forecast for Saturday 2 August
Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning west to southwesterly below 10
knots during the morning then becoming west to northwesterly during the
evening. Seas: Below 1 metre.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Wednesday.

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public phones. Marine forecasts are also available on VHF and HF radio. View
the radio schedule on www.bom.gov.au/marine

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information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones.
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