Forecast issued at 5:26 am EDT on Monday 30 November 2015.
A low pressure trough approaching from the west will reach western Victorian coastal waters this afternoon and extend to central waters tonight, crossing the remainder of Bass Strait Tuesday morning. A cold front will follow, crossing Bass Strait Tuesday afternoon and evening. During Wednesday a new ridge of high pressure in the Bight will extend over Victoria as the front moves into the Tasman Sea. The ridge will become slow moving, with a high forming off the NSW south coast by Thursday night.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
- East to northeasterly about 10 knots tending east to southeasterly 10 to 20 knots in the middle of the day then tending east to northeasterly in the evening.
Tuesday 1 December
- North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southwesterly before dawn then tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
- Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Wednesday 2 December
- West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon then tending west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
- Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Thursday 3 December
- Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots late morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
- Partly cloudy.
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 Monday.