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Coastal Waters Forecast for Victoria

Issued at 4:40 pm EST on Wednesday 4 August 2021
for the period until midnight EST Saturday 7 August 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 low pressure system to the east of Tasmania will move eastwards today as a strong high pressure system builds over southern Western Australia. The high will slowly drift eastwards over the next few days, moving across South Australia during Friday, across New South Wales on Saturday, then over the Tasman Sea later on Sunday.

West Coast: SA-VIC Border to Cape Otway

Forecast for Wednesday 4 August until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for West Coast

Winds: West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots. Seas: 2 to 2.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Thursday 5 August

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for West Coast

Winds: Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning westerly during the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the far east in the evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning. Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Forecast for Friday 6 August

Winds: Westerly 15 to 25 knots. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 5 metres. Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Forecast for Saturday 7 August

Winds: Westerly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the evening. Swell: Southwesterly 4 to 6 metres. Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Central Coast: Cape Otway to Wilsons Promontory

Forecast for Wednesday 4 August until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Central Coast

Winds: West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Forecast for Thursday 5 August

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Central Coast

Winds: Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending westerly 20 to 25 knots early in the morning then increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres. Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Forecast for Friday 6 August

Winds: Westerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots early in the morning. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres in the far west. Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Forecast for Saturday 7 August

Winds: Westerly 15 to 25 knots. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres in the far west. Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Central Gippsland Coast: Wilsons Promontory to Lakes Entrance

Forecast for Wednesday 4 August until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Central Gippsland Coast

Winds: Westerly 25 to 30 knots turning southwesterly in the evening. Seas: 2.5 to 3 metres. Swell: Southeast to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Forecast for Thursday 5 August

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Central Gippsland Coast

Winds: Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots tending westerly 20 to 25 knots during the morning then increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening. Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Forecast for Friday 6 August

Winds: Westerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Forecast for Saturday 7 August

Winds: Westerly 20 to 30 knots. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

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

Forecast for Wednesday 4 August until midnight

Gale Warning for Wednesday for East Gippsland Coast

Winds: West to southwesterly 30 to 40 knots. Seas: 3 to 4 metres. Swell: South to southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres in the far east. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Forecast for Thursday 5 August

Gale Warning for Thursday for East Gippsland Coast

Winds: Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots in the east early in the morning. Winds turning west to southwesterly during the morning. Seas: 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres in the east. Swell: South to southwesterly 2 to 3 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Forecast for Friday 6 August

Winds: Westerly 20 to 30 knots. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Forecast for Saturday 7 August

Winds: Westerly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly during the evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell: South to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres in the far east. Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:10 am EST Thursday.

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