Central Victoria Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Otway to Wilsons Promontory

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Forecast issued at 4:49 pm EST on Thursday 21 September 2017.

Weather Situation

A low pressure trough over central Bass Strait will reach Wilsons Promontory 1800hrs and Pt Hicks around 0300hrs on Friday. A weak ridge of high pressure will follow across the State on Friday as a deep low pressure system and associated cold front south of Western Australia move over the Bight. This front will cross the State on Saturday, clearing far eastern districts at night as the deep low moves south of Tasmania. The low will direct a cooler westerly airstream across Victoria on Sunday then moves east over the Tasman Sea on Monday as a weak high pressure ridge develops over western Victoria.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southwesterly from the west early this evening then easing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
West to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the west.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a light shower. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Friday 22 September

Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning then becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
West to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres in the far west.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers offshore, 30% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Saturday 23 September

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting west to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres by early evening.
Swell
West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres in the west.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning.

Sunday 24 September

Winds
Northwesterly 25 to 35 knots tending westerly 25 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres in the far west.
Swell
West to southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

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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