Central Victoria Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Otway to Wilsons Promontory

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Wednesday 17 July 2024.

Weather Situation

A broad area of low pressure lies to the east of Tasmania, with a ridge of high pressure to the west of Victoria. The ridge slowly builds over western coastal waters tonight and remaining coastal waters Thursday. A cold front approaches from the west early Friday to cross Bass Strait late Friday into Saturday, with westerly flow in its wake on Sunday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the west.
1st Swell
Southwesterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
Southeast to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending east to southeasterly around 1 metre later in the evening.
Weather
Cloudy.

Thursday 18 July

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots in the far east during the day. Winds turning westerly in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres in the far west during the morning.
2nd Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Friday 19 July

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending north to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots early in the morning then becoming northwesterly 25 to 35 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then tending west to southwesterly 2 to 3 metres by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers.

Saturday 20 July

Winds
Northwesterly 25 to 35 knots turning west to southwesterly 25 to 40 knots during the morning, then tending west to northwesterly 25 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
3 to 5 metres.
Swell
Westerly 3 to 5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers, with possible small hail.

Please be awareWind 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.

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

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