Forecast issued at 5:10 am EDT on Friday 28 October 2016.
A high pressure system over eastern Bass Strait will drift slowly eastwards over the Tasman Sea today. A strong cold front will link with a trough over the Bight region late on Saturday before crossing Bass Strait and Victoria on Sunday. A cold, vigorous and unstable west to southwesterly airflow will follow the front over Bass Strait on Monday and another cold front is likely to cross Bass Strait on Tuesday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
- Variable about 10 knots.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres in the west.
- Partly cloudy.
Saturday 29 October
- Easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly in the late evening and increasing to 20 knots offshore.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre around midday.
- Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres in the west.
- Mostly sunny.
Sunday 30 October
- North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots shifting westerly 25 to 35 knots during the morning.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
- Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, tending westerly 2 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
- Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.
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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:40 pm EDT Friday.