Forecast issued at 5:11 am EDT on Friday 6 December 2013.
A high pressure system will move across the Bight to be over southwest Victoria by late Friday before moving to the Tasman Sea on Saturday. The next trough and associated cold front will cross the Bight late Saturday and early Sunday to reach western Bass Strait later Sunday afternoon. The trough is likely to be slow moving over central and eastern Bass Strait on Monday as another cold front approaches western Bass Strait late in the day.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
- West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots later this afternoon and evening.
Saturday 7 December
- Westerly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots early in the morning then tending east to southeasterly 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Sunday 8 December
- North to northeasterly 5 to 10 knots tending north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Monday 9 December
- Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots easing to 5 to 10 knots during the morning then tending southeasterly around 10 knots during the 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.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:40 pm EDT Friday.