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Coastal Waters Forecast for Victoria

Issued at 10:11 pm EDT on Friday 18 October 2019
for the period until midnight EDT Monday 21 October 2019.

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

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 Cape Otway at 1600hrs is expected near Port Phillip Heads 1800hrs, Wilsons Promontory 1900hrs, Lakes Entrance 2200hrs and Gabo Island 0100hrs Saturday. A high pressure system will move over the Bight during Saturday, with winds easing during Sunday as the high approaches Adelaide before moving over Bass Strait by Monday night. The high will drift over the Tasman Sea on Tuesday.

West Coast: SA-VIC Border to Cape Otway

Forecast for Friday 18 October until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for West Coast

Winds: Westerly 20 to 30 knots. Seas: 3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Saturday 19 October

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for West Coast

Winds: Westerly 20 to 30 knots tending southwesterly in the evening. Stronger squalls possible. Seas: 2.5 to 3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 5 to 6 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Possible hail in the morning and afternoon.

Forecast for Sunday 20 October

Winds: Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots tending west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots before dawn. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 4 to 6 metres. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Monday 21 October

Winds: Westerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 5 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the afternoon or evening. Weather: Cloudy.

Central Coast: Cape Otway to Wilsons Promontory

Forecast for Friday 18 October until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Central Coast

Winds: Westerly 20 to 30 knots. Seas: 3 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly 2.5 to 4 metres. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Saturday 19 October

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Central Coast

Winds: Westerly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly in the evening. Some stronger squalls possible. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Possible hail in the morning and afternoon.

Forecast for Sunday 20 October

Winds: Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots tending westerly 20 to 25 knots early in the morning then increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the east in the middle of the day. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres in the west. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Monday 21 October

Winds: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Weather: Cloudy.

Central Gippsland Coast: Wilsons Promontory to Lakes Entrance

Forecast for Friday 18 October until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Central Gippsland Coast

Winds: Westerly 20 to 30 knots. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres. Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Forecast for Saturday 19 October

Gale Warning for Saturday for Central Gippsland Coast

Winds: Westerly 20 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then tending westerly 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Possible hail in the morning and afternoon.

Forecast for Sunday 20 October

Winds: West to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots. Seas: 2.5 to 3 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Monday 21 October

Winds: Westerly 20 to 30 knots. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

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

Forecast for Friday 18 October until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for East Gippsland Coast

Winds: North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots, shifting west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the west late at night. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Saturday 19 October

Gale Warning for Saturday for East Gippsland Coast

Winds: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots east of Pt Hicks with a west to southwesterly change 20 to 30 knots west of Pt Hicks extending throughout before dawn. Winds increasing to 25 to 35 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the morning. Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Possible hail offshore in the morning and afternoon.

Forecast for Sunday 20 October

Winds: Westerly 30 to 35 knots decreasing to 25 to 30 knots before dawn. Seas: 3 to 4 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Forecast for Monday 21 October

Winds: West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: South to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres in the east. Weather: Cloudy.

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

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