Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Issued at 4:40 pm EDT on Wednesday 11 December 2019
for the period until midnight EDT Sunday 15 December 2019.
Please be aware
Wind 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.
A high pressure system to the south of the Bight extends a ridge across southern Victoria. The high will move slowly east over Bight waters on Thursday while a weak cold front crosses Tasmania. The ridge will persist over inland Victoria on Friday and Saturday as another cold front crosses Tasmania. The high centre then continues east, approaching western Victoria Sunday night.
Winds: Southerly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.
Winds: South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to southwesterly in the early morning then tending southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the late morning and more south to southwesterly in the late afternoon and evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the north during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy.
Winds: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly at night. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Weather: Cloudy.
Winds: Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy.
Winds: Southerly about 10 knots becoming westerly during the morning then becoming south to southwesterly during the day. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:10 am EDT Thursday.
* Calls to 1300 number cost around 27.5c inc. GST, higher from mobiles or public phones. Marine forecasts are also available on VHF and HF radio. View the radio schedule on www.bom.gov.au/marine
Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast at http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts/map.shtml for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones.