Central Victoria Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Otway to Wilsons Promontory

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Tuesday 22 September 2020.

Weather Situation

A low pressure system just south of Tasmania will move over the southern Tasman Sea during Wednesday as a low pressure trough crosses Bass Strait, establishing a west to southwesterly airstream across Victorian coastal waters. Winds will tend northwesterly during Thursday a low pressure complex approaches from the southwest, with the low forecast to traverse Bass Strait early on Friday before deepening later in the day as it moves off the East Gippsland coast. The low will drift slowly east during Saturday, with a vigorous southwesterly airstream gradually moderating as a large high pressure system moves over waters south of the Bight.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Gale Warning for Tuesday for Central Coast

Winds
West to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching 35 knots in the far east.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore.
Swell
Westerly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres in the far west.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Wednesday 23 September

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Central Coast

Winds
Westerly 25 to 30 knots turning west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning then easing to 15 to 25 knots during the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres in the far east.
1st Swell
Westerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
South to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then tending southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Thursday 24 September

Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning and early afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Westerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers, with possible hail in the far west in the late morning and afternoon.

Friday 25 September

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southeasterly during the morning then tending south to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the evening.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres in the far west.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening. Possible 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 Wednesday.

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