Central Victoria Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Otway to Wilsons Promontory

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Forecast issued at 5:10 am EST on Wednesday 24 August 2016.

Weather Situation

A weak high pressure ridge over Victoria and western Bass Strait will collapse later on Wednesday. A low pressure system is expected to develop off the northern NSW coast on Wednesday before moving away to the southeast on Thursday. Meanwhile on Thursday a weak cold front and upper level trough will affect Bass Strait and southern Victoria while a high pressure system crosses the Bight. The high will pass just north of Adelaide on Friday then move over New South Wales during the weekend, extending a ridge over Victoria.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Southwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Thursday 25 August

Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Westerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, tending southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers, with possible hail in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Friday 26 August

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the far east during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

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 Wednesday.

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