Central Victoria Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Otway to Wilsons Promontory

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Forecast issued at 4:43 pm EDT on Thursday 17 October 2019.

Weather Situation

A cold and unstable west to southwesterly airstream will clear to the east tonight as a weak high pressure ridge develops over Victoria. A cold front will sweep across Bass Strait later on Friday, reaching Portland around 1400hrs, Cape Otway 1600hrs, Wilsons Promontory 1800hrs and Lakes Entrance around 2200hrs, before clearing eastern waters early on Saturday as a high pressure system moves over the Bight. The high will slowly move towards Victoria on Sunday and Monday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Central Coast

Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots easing to 15 to 20 knots tonight.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres in the far west.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 18 October

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Central Coast

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots tending northwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the morning then shifting westerly 25 to 30 knots in the late afternoon and early evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
West to southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres inshore, increasing to 2 to 4 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Saturday 19 October

Winds
Westerly 25 to 30 knots turning southwesterly in the late evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres in the west.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The risk of thunderstorms and hail with higher squalls in the afternoon and evening.

Sunday 20 October

Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots abating 15 to 20 knots over northwestern waters in the late afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres abating 1 to 2 metres over northwestern waters in the evening.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres in the west.
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 EDT Friday.

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