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Coastal Waters Forecast for Victoria

Issued at 5:10 am EST on Tuesday 7 July 2020
for the period until midnight EST Thursday 9 July 2020.

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.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

A high pressure ridge will move eastwards into Victoria on Tuesday, while the tail end of a weak cold front moves through Bass Strait early in the morning. By Wednesday the high will move over the Tasman Sea and become near stationary. A deep trough to the southwest is expected to develop into a low-pressure system in the Bight during Thursday and Friday.

West Coast: SA-VIC Border to Cape Otway

Forecast for Tuesday 7 July until midnight

Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly during the morning and early afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres. Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of light showers.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 July

Winds: North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Thursday 9 July

Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the west. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Central Coast: Cape Otway to Wilsons Promontory

Forecast for Tuesday 7 July until midnight

Winds: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots in the east early in the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres in the far west. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of light showers.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 July

Winds: North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres in the west. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Thursday 9 July

Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres in the far west. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Central Gippsland Coast: Wilsons Promontory to Lakes Entrance

Forecast for Tuesday 7 July until midnight

Winds: Southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots in the east early in the morning. Winds tending east to southeasterly in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east during the morning. Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of light showers.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 July

Winds: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly below 10 knots during the day. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: West to southwesterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Thursday 9 July

Winds: North to northeasterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

East Gippsland Coast: Lakes Entrance to 60nm east of Gabo Island

Forecast for Tuesday 7 July until midnight

Winds: Southerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots in the far east early in the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: West to southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, tending southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of light showers.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 July

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southeast to southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Thursday 9 July

Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots around the middle of the day then becoming north to northeasterly about 10 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: South to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres. Weather: Mostly sunny.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:40 pm EST Tuesday.

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