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Coastal Waters Forecast for Victoria

Issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Thursday 29 February 2024
for the period until midnight EDT Sunday 3 March 2024.

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 moderate to fresh westerly airstream will continue today then ease on Friday as a cold front crosses Tasmania.The front will cross Tasmania early on Saturday with winds tending southerly across Victorian coastal waters as a high pressure ridge extends across southern Victoria. Another front will cross Tasmania on Sunday with southerly winds freshening across Victorian coastal waters. Winds will ease and turn southeasterly on Monday as a high pressure system moves over Tasmania.

West Coast: SA-VIC Border to Cape Otway

Forecast for Thursday 29 February until midnight

Winds: Westerly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Friday 1 March

Winds: Westerly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots before dawn then tending southwesterly in the late evening. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the afternoon and evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the far west during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Saturday 2 March

Winds: South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 5 metres. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Sunday 3 March

Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 5 metres. Weather: Cloudy.

Central Coast: Cape Otway to Wilsons Promontory

Forecast for Thursday 29 February until midnight

Winds: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots in the far east in the evening. Winds decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres in the far west. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Friday 1 March

Winds: Westerly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning and 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres in the far west. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Saturday 2 March

Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres in the far west during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Sunday 3 March

Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the morning then turning southerly 15 to 25 knots during the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres in the far west. Weather: Cloudy.

Central Gippsland Coast: Wilsons Promontory to Lakes Entrance

Forecast for Thursday 29 February until midnight

Winds: West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Friday 1 March

Winds: Westerly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Saturday 2 March

Winds: Westerly 15 to 25 knots tending southwesterly early in the morning. Winds decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Sunday 3 March

Winds: West to southwesterly 10 to 20 knots, increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the morning, and reaching up to 35 knots offshore in the early afternoon. Winds decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Weather: Cloudy.

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

Forecast for Thursday 29 February until midnight

Winds: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore. Seas: 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the west. 1st Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres in the east. 2nd Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Friday 1 March

Winds: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. 1st Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon. 2nd Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Saturday 2 March

Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Sunday 3 March

Winds: Westerly 15 to 25 knots, increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the morning, before turning southwesterly in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 35 knots in the afternoon and early evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the morning. Swell: South to southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, tending west to southwesterly 2 to 4 metres during the morning. Weather: Cloudy.

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

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