Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Issued at 5:10 am EST on Sunday 18 April 2021
for the period until midnight EST Wednesday 21 April 2021.
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 over the Bight extends a ridge across the State. The high centre will move east across NSW and to the Tasman Sea on Monday as a cold front crosses the Bight. The cold front will move across Bass Strait on Tuesday with a weak ridge of high pressure developing in the wake of the front. Another cold front crossing the Southern Ocean will reach western Bass Strait later on Wednesday.
Winds: Westerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots for a period in the afternoon and early evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.
Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.
Winds: Northerly 15 to 25 knots shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy. 95% chance of showers, with possible hail in the afternoon and evening.
Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening. Weather: Partly cloudy.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:40 pm EST Sunday.
* 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.