Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Tuesday 26 January 2021
for the period until midnight EDT Saturday 30 January 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 trough over far eastern Victoria will clear the state this evening as a high pressure system moves eastwards over waters south of the Bight. The high will slowly move to the south of Tasmania during Wednesday and Thursday, as a trough deepens over inland Australia, causing a strong easterly stream to develop through Bass Strait from Wednesday evening. On Friday the high will settle to the east of Tasmania, while the deepening trough is likely to extend into western Victoria on Friday morning, then extend across the state during Friday. A low is currently expected to develop on the trough over western Bass Strait Friday evening, then move east of Tasmania on Saturday as the trough also moves to the east of Victoria.
Winds: Southerly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the north. Weather: Partly cloudy.
Winds: Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly during the morning, then increasing to 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon. Winds tending east to southeasterly 20 to 30 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 by early evening. Weather: Partly cloudy.
Winds: East to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching 30 knots at times during the morning, and again at night. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, reaching 2 metres during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy.
Winds: Easterly 15 to 25 knots turning north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.
Winds: Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the north during the afternoon or evening. Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:10 am EDT Wednesday.
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