Forecast issued at 5:10 am EST on Wednesday 24 August 2016.
A weak high pressure ridge over Victoria and western Bass Strait will collapse later on Wednesday. A low pressure system is expected to develop off the northern NSW coast on Wednesday before moving away to the southeast on Thursday. Meanwhile on Thursday a weak cold front and upper level trough will affect Bass Strait and southern Victoria while a high pressure system crosses the Bight. The high will pass just north of Adelaide on Friday then move over New South Wales during the weekend, extending a ridge over Victoria.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
- Below 1 metre.
- 1st Swell
- South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southwesterly below 1 metre during the morning, then tending south to southeasterly 1 to 2 metres by early evening.
- 2nd Swell
- Northeasterly around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Thursday 25 August
- Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
- 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, tending south to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then tending south to southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres later in the evening.
- Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers, with possible hail. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Friday 26 August
- Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly during the day.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
- Southerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.
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 4:40 pm EST Wednesday.