Central Victoria Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Otway to Wilsons Promontory

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Forecast issued at 4:40 pm EST on Tuesday 20 August 2019.

Weather Situation

A strong west to southwesterly airstream will persist across Bass Strait as embedded cold fronts pass across Bass Strait and Tasmania tonight and again Wednesday night. A large high pressure over the Bight will move towards Victoria late Thursday then will drift across southern New South Wales on Friday. The next cold front will move over South Australia on Saturday as an associated low pressure system crosses waters south of the Bight.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Gale Warning for Tuesday for Central Coast

Winds
Westerly 30 to 40 knots.
Seas
3 to 4 metres.
Swell
West to southwesterly 3 to 4 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Wednesday 21 August

Gale Warning for Wednesday for Central Coast

Winds
Westerly 30 to 40 knots easing to 25 to 30 knots during the afternoon, then increasing to 35 to 45 knots during the evening.
Seas
3 to 4 metres.
Swell
West to southwesterly 3 to 5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Thursday 22 August

Winds
Southwesterly 30 to 40 knots decreasing to 25 to 30 knots in the morning then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
3 to 5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southwesterly 3 to 5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 23 August

Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning northwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 2.5 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly 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.

Nearby Coastal Waters

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The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:10 am EST Wednesday.

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