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Coastal Waters Forecast for Victoria

Issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Monday 18 October 2021
for the period until midnight EDT Thursday 21 October 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.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

A trough and cold front will clear out of eastern waters overnight as a high pressure system strengthens southwest of Tasmania. This high will pass south of Tasmania during Tuesday, and then strengthen further in the southern Tasman Sea on Wednesday. A trough moving through the Bight is likely to reach western waters late on Thursday as a weakening cold front slides away to the south.

West Coast: SA-VIC Border to Cape Otway

Forecast for Monday 18 October until midnight

Winds: South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Tuesday 19 October

Winds: South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending east to southeasterly in the evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the far east by early evening. Swell: South to southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 20 October

Winds: East to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the late evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore during the morning. 1st Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 2nd Swell: South to southeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Thursday 21 October

Winds: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots shifting west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. 1st Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre. 2nd Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the far west. Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Central Coast: Cape Otway to Wilsons Promontory

Forecast for Monday 18 October until midnight

Winds: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots in the far east. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the far east. Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres in the far west. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Tuesday 19 October

Winds: South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting east to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the far east during the morning. 1st Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres in the far west. 2nd Swell: East to southeasterly building to around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 20 October

Winds: Easterly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 1st Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. 2nd Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Thursday 21 October

Winds: Northeasterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Central Gippsland Coast: Wilsons Promontory to Lakes Entrance

Forecast for Monday 18 October until midnight

Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly below 0.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the east.

Forecast for Tuesday 19 October

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Central Gippsland Coast

Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the late morning and afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east during the afternoon. Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Forecast for Wednesday 20 October

Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots turning easterly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres. Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers inshore.

Forecast for Thursday 21 October

Winds: Easterly 20 to 25 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east. Weather: Partly cloudy.

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

Forecast for Monday 18 October until midnight

Winds: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: South to southeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Forecast for Tuesday 19 October

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for East Gippsland Coast

Winds: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots with a southeasterly change offshore during the morning, reaching inshore waters in the afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: South to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Forecast for Wednesday 20 October

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots turning easterly 15 to 20 knots during the day. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. 1st Swell: Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres. 2nd Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southerly below 1 metre during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Forecast for Thursday 21 October

Winds: Easterly 15 to 20 knots turning northeasterly during the day. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: East to southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:10 am EDT Tuesday.

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