Central Victoria Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Otway to Wilsons Promontory

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Forecast issued at 4:40 pm EST on Monday 29 May 2017.

Weather Situation

A weak high to the north extends a ridge over central Bass Strait. The ridge will move eastward tonight, with a cold front approaching from the west forecast to be near Portland at 0100 hrs on Tuesday, Wilsons Prom at 0700 hrs and Mallacoota at midday. A cold and unstable southwesterly airstream will follow the front. A strong high pressure system will then approach from the west during Wednesday then become nearly stationary over the State on Thursday and Friday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Central Coast

Winds
West to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres in the far west.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tuesday 30 May

Gale Warning for Tuesday for Central Coast

Winds
Northwesterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots in the east ahead of a southwesterly 20 to 30 knots change in the morning. Winds tending southerly 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late morning and afternoon. Possible hail.

Wednesday 31 May

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% chance of showers, with possible hail inshore in the early morning.

Thursday 1 June

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning west to northwesterly around 10 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres in the far west.
Weather
Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

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 Tuesday.

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