Central Victoria Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Otway to Wilsons Promontory

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Forecast issued at 4:40 pm EST on Thursday 9 April 2020.

Weather Situation

A large high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea will drift eastward tonight. A cold front will approach from the west during Friday, reaching western waters at night before sweeping through the remainder of Bass Strait during Saturday morning. The next high pressure system will be located just to the southwest of Adelaide by Saturday night, and will drift slowly over Victoria Sunday and Monday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre later in the evening.
Swell
Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the west.
Weather
Clear.

Friday 10 April

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Central Coast

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots turning northwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning, then tending west to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres later in the evening.
Weather
Mostly sunny morning. 60% chance of showers in the evening.

Saturday 11 April

Winds
West to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots increasing to 40 knots before tending south to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots in the late morning and afternoon.
Seas
2.5 to 4 metres.
Swell
West to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the morning, then tending southwesterly 4 to 6 metres around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Possible hail in the morning and afternoon.

Sunday 12 April

Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 4 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.

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 Friday.

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