Central Victoria Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Otway to Wilsons Promontory

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Forecast issued at 4:40 pm EST on Thursday 29 September 2016.

Weather Situation

An intense low pressure system will weaken tonight as it moves over northwest Victoria. The system is likely to become more complex tonight with more than one low pressure centre likely. The system will then drift southwards across Tasmania by Friday night resulting in a westerly airflow across Victoria on Saturday. A cold front is expected to reach western Bass Strait late on Sunday then cross Bass Strait early on Monday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots inshore in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the west.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres in the west.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore early this evening.

Friday 30 September

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots inshore early in the morning. Winds becoming variable around 10 knots later in the morning then west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres in the far west.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the afternoon.

Saturday 1 October

Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots reaching 30 knots at times during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Sunday 2 October

Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of rain.

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 5:10 am EST Friday.

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