Forecast issued at 10:24 pm EDT on Monday 23 January 2017.
A high pressure system is centred over the Tasman Sea. A cold front and associated low pressure trough approaching from the west will reach far western coastal waters tonight and cross the remainder of Bass Strait overnight and Tuesday morning. A high pressure system will move over the Bight on Tuesday and extend a ridge over southern Victoria and Bass Strait on Wednesday and Thursday. By Friday the high centre is expected to move across Victoria to reach the Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
- Variable about 10 knots becoming northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the west.
- Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Tuesday 24 January
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Central Coast
- Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots shifting west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the early morning then easing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon and evening and turning southwest to southerly.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
- Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
- 60% chance of showers in the early morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.
Wednesday 25 January
- West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
- Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
- Mostly sunny.
Thursday 26 January
- Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the far east during the morning.
- Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres in the far west.
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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