Central Victoria Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Otway to Wilsons Promontory

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Forecast issued at 10:00 am EST on Sunday 24 July 2016.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge of high pressure over eastern Bass Strait will move eastwards today as a cold front approaches from the west. The front should reach Portland around 1600 and should weaken as it crosses central Bass Strait around 2100 but a trough will follow across these waters about six hours later, also weakening before reaching eastern Bass Strait. A stronger cold front will develop over the Bight during Monday and rapidly cross the strait on Monday night then the final front in the sequence should move across Victoria early on Wednesday. On Wednesday a large high pressure system will be located to the north of Adelaide and this high should drift across southern NSW on Thursday.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Central Coast

Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots during the afternoon then tending west to northwesterly during the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening. Possible hail.

Monday 25 July

Gale Warning for Monday for Central Coast

Winds
West to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots tending northwesterly 25 to 35 knots during the late afternoon then shifting westerly 30 to 40 knots during the evening.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, tending westerly 2 to 3 metres during the morning, then increasing to 3 to 5 metres by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Possible hail.

Tuesday 26 July

Winds
Westerly 25 to 40 knots turning northwesterly 25 to 35 knots during the day.
Seas
3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
Westerly 4 to 6 metres, tending southwesterly 2 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Possible hail.

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 EST Sunday.

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