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Coastal Waters Forecast for Victoria

Issued at 5:10 am EST on Saturday 20 July 2019
for the period until midnight EST Monday 22 July 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 crossing the Bight will reach western Victorian coastal waters early on Sunday - near Portland 0200hrs, Cape Otway 0500hrs, Wilsons Promontory 1100hrs before crossing eastern Bass Strait during the afternoon. Another cold front will move from the Bight, reaching western Victorian coastal waters Monday night and is forecast to cross remaining Bass Strait waters on Tuesday as a high pressure system forms over South Australia.

West Coast: SA-VIC Border to Cape Otway

Forecast for Saturday 20 July until midnight

Gale Warning for Saturday for West Coast

Winds: Northerly 20 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore at night. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Sunday 21 July

Gale Warning for Sunday for West Coast

Winds: North to northwesterly 25 to 35 knots before dawn tending westerly 20 to 30 knots early in the morning, then tending northwesterly during the evening. Seas: 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning.

Forecast for Monday 22 July

Winds: North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning west to southwesterly at 20 to 30 knots in the far west at night. Seas: 2 to 4 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 4 metres, tending westerly 3 to 5 metres during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Central Coast: Cape Otway to Wilsons Promontory

Forecast for Saturday 20 July until midnight

Gale Warning for Saturday for Central Coast

Winds: Northerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots this morning and to 25 to 35 knots at night. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres. Weather: Cloud clearing.

Forecast for Sunday 21 July

Gale Warning for Sunday for Central Coast

Winds: North to northwesterly 25 to 35 knots turning westerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon. Winds tending northwesterly at night. Seas: 2.5 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the morning, then tending west to southwesterly 2.5 to 4 metres during the afternoon. Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the morning.

Forecast for Monday 22 July

Winds: Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning northerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly 2 to 4 metres. Weather: Sunny.

Central Gippsland Coast: Wilsons Promontory to Lakes Entrance

Forecast for Saturday 20 July until midnight

Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots, but mostly 10 to 15 knots along the coastal fringe. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the west. Weather: Cloud clearing.

Forecast for Sunday 21 July

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Central Gippsland Coast

Winds: Northerly 15 to 25 knots tending northwesterly 20 to 30 knots offshore and also in the west during the morning. Winds turning westerly during the afternoon and easing to 15 to 25 knots by late afternoon. Winds then tending northwesterly at 15 to 20 knots during the evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the west during the afternoon. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the late morning and afternoon.

Forecast for Monday 22 July

Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 20 knots turning northerly during the morning and increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the far southwest during the day. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres. Weather: Sunny.

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

Forecast for Saturday 20 July until midnight

Winds: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots northerly this morning. Winds reaching up to 20 knots in the west and also the far east during the day. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Swell: South to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre later in the evening. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Sunday 21 July

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for East Gippsland Coast

Winds: North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning westerly during the afternoon and reaching 25 to 30 knots offshore. Winds then easing to 15 to 25 knots at night. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell: North to northeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Monday 22 July

Winds: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending northerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. 1st Swell: West to southwesterly around 1 metre. 2nd Swell: Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Sunny.

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

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

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