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Coastal Waters Forecast for Victoria

Issued at 10:00 am EST on Friday 26 April 2019
for the period until midnight EST Sunday 28 April 2019.

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.

Warning Information

Details of warnings are available on the Bureau's website www.bom.gov.au, by telephone 1300-659-217* or through some TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation

A cold front near Wilsons Promontory is forecast to reach Gabo Island at 1000hrs. A vigorous southwesterly airflow will prevail behind the front, gradually easing through the weekend. Another, weaker front will cross Bass Strait on Sunday. A large high will move slowly across waters south of the Bight from tomorrow, its centre forecast near Adelaide by Sunday night. The high will track eastwards across northern Victoria on Monday and be located over the Tasman Sea by Monday night as another front develops south of the Bight.

West Coast: SA-VIC Border to Cape Otway

Forecast for Friday 26 April until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for West Coast

Winds: Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots, tending west to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots during the late evening. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 6 to 8 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers, with possible hail in the late morning and afternoon.

Forecast for Saturday 27 April

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for West Coast

Winds: West to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots tending westerly 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 5 to 7 metres, decreasing to 4 to 5 metres during the morning. Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Forecast for Sunday 28 April

Winds: Westerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 4 to 5 metres. Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Central Coast: Cape Otway to Wilsons Promontory

Forecast for Friday 26 April until midnight

Gale Warning for Friday for Central Coast

Winds: West to southwesterly 30 to 35 knots tending southwesterly 25 to 30 knots during the late afternoon. Seas: 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres in the far east. Swell: Southwesterly 4 to 5 metres, increasing to 5 to 7 metres in the far west. Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late morning and afternoon. Possible hail.

Forecast for Saturday 27 April

Gale Warning for Saturday for Central Coast

Winds: West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending westerly during the afternoon and reaching 35 knots in the southeast during the evening. Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres in the far east. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 4 metres, increasing to 4 to 6 metres in the far west. Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Forecast for Sunday 28 April

Winds: Westerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the evening. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres in the west. Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Central Gippsland Coast: Wilsons Promontory to Lakes Entrance

Forecast for Friday 26 April until midnight

Gale Warning for Friday for Central Gippsland Coast

Winds: West to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore during the day. Seas: 3 to 4 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore. Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late morning and afternoon. Possible hail.

Forecast for Saturday 27 April

Gale Warning for Saturday for Central Gippsland Coast

Winds: Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots turning westerly during the morning. Winds reaching up to 35 knots offshore during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore. Swell: West to southwesterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore. Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Forecast for Sunday 28 April

Winds: Westerly 25 to 35 knots. Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore. Swell: West to southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

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

Forecast for Friday 26 April until midnight

Gale Warning for Friday for East Gippsland Coast

Winds: Westerly 25 to 35 knots turning west to southwesterly 30 to 40 knots during the morning. Seas: 3 to 4 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres in the far east during the afternoon. Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the afternoon and evening. Possible hail in the afternoon and evening.

Forecast for Saturday 27 April

Gale Warning for Saturday for East Gippsland Coast

Winds: West to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots tending westerly during the afternoon and reaching 35 knots offshore during the evening. Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres in the east. Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Forecast for Sunday 28 April

Winds: Westerly 25 to 35 knots. Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore. Swell: West to southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres in the east. Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

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

* Calls to 1300 numbers cost around 27.5c incl. GST, higher from mobiles or public phones.

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