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Coastal Waters Forecast for Victoria

Issued at 5:10 am EDT on Monday 6 February 2023
for the period until midnight EDT Wednesday 8 February 2023.

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 system south of the Bight extends a ridge across Victoria as a cold front to the south approaches Tasmania. The front will brush southern Tasmania on Monday morning, after which the ridge will move slowly southwards, to be lying across Tasmania by Tuesday night. This will allow humid easterly flow to develop over Victorian coastal waters from Wednesday as the high centre approaches Tasmania, crossing on Wednesday night and becoming established in the Tasman Sea on Thursday.

West Coast: SA-VIC Border to Cape Otway

Forecast for Monday 6 February until midnight

Winds: Southwesterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. 1st Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 metres. 2nd Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Tuesday 7 February

Winds: Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly in the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 February

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Central Coast: Cape Otway to Wilsons Promontory

Forecast for Monday 6 February until midnight

Winds: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots in the far east during the day. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east. Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres in the west. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Tuesday 7 February

Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 10 to 15 knots during the day. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres in the west. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 February

Winds: Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming easterly 15 to 20 knots during the day. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Central Gippsland Coast: Wilsons Promontory to Lakes Entrance

Forecast for Monday 6 February until midnight

Winds: Westerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southeast to southwesterly below 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Tuesday 7 February

Winds: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning and early afternoon. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. Swell: Southeast to southwesterly below 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 February

Winds: Variable below 10 knots becoming easterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Southwesterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

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

Forecast for Monday 6 February until midnight

Winds: Westerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots in the far west during the afternoon and evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Tuesday 7 February

Winds: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southwesterly in the late afternoon then becoming variable about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre by early evening. Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 February

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming easterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the west during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres in the far east. Weather: Partly cloudy.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:40 pm EDT Monday.

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