Central Victoria Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Otway to Wilsons Promontory

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Forecast issued at 10:04 pm EDT on Tuesday 20 February 2018.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system is passing to the south of Tasmania and will move into the Tasman Sea on Wednesday, extending a ridge up the eastern seaboard. On Thursday a low pressure system and associated trough will enter western parts of South Australia and move steadily eastwards, reaching western Victorian coastal waters later on Friday as a cold front enters waters south of the Bight. The trough and cold front will cross Bass Strait on Saturday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Central Coast

Winds
Easterly 25 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the far west.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Wednesday 21 February

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Central Coast

Winds
Easterly 20 to 30 knots easing to 15 to 20 knots in the morning then tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots for a period in the afternoon. Inshore winds tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots for a period in the afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 22 February

Winds
Easterly 15 to 25 knots, easing to 10 to 15 knots in the north for a period in the morning, turning northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
Swell
Southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the west during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of rain.

Friday 23 February

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly and increasing 15 to 20 knots during the late morning then tending north to northeasterly during the evening. A west to northwesterly change 10 to 15 knots developing over western waters at night.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Swell
Southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the west.
Weather
Cloudy. The risk of thunderstorms 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 5:10 am EDT Wednesday.

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