Central Victoria Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Otway to Wilsons Promontory

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Wednesday 14 April 2021.

Weather Situation

A deep low pressure system south of Tasmania maintains a westerly airstream with an embedded cold front expected to cross Bass Strait during Thursday afternoon and evening. A high near WA is expected to extend a ridge across Victoria on Friday. A weak cold front is forecast to cross Bass Strait during Saturday before a high pressure ridge extends across southern Victoria on Sunday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Central Coast

Winds
Westerly 25 to 30 knots.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres.
Swell
West to southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, increasing to 4 to 6 metres in the far west.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 15 April

Gale Warning for Thursday for Central Coast

Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots tending west to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots during the morning then tending west to southwesterly during the afternoon. Winds in the east reaching up to 35 knots during the late morning and early afternoon. Winds tending southwesterly 20 to 25 knots during the late evening.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres.
Swell
West to southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres in the west.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Friday 16 April

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning, then turning westerly during the late afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres in the far west.
Weather
Cloudy.

Saturday 17 April

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots inshore north of Wonthaggi.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres south of Wonthaggi during the afternoon.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres in the west.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

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 EST Thursday.

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