Forecast issued at 5:36 pm EDT on Tuesday 17 January 2017.
A low pressure trough will cross western and central Victorian coastal waters Tuesday afternoon, then will cross eastern waters early Wednesday as a weak front passes to the south. The next high pressure system will pass to the south of Tasmania on Thursday. Another low pressure trough is expected to cross Bass Strait on Friday, with a low pressure centre expected to develop along the trough as it moves rapidly eastwards across Victoria. The low will move across the Tasman Sea on Saturday as the next high pressure system Bass Strait from the west.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
- East to southeasterly around 15 knots easing to 10 knots tonight and becoming north to northeasterly later.
- Partly cloudy.
Wednesday 18 January
- Variable about 10 knots becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning then tending southerly around 20 knots in the middle of the day.
- Cloudy. 40% chance of light rain in the early morning.
Thursday 19 January
- Variable about 10 knots becoming easterly 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day.
Friday 20 January
- Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
- Cloudy. 90% chance of rain.
Saturday 21 January
- West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning then turning south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
- Partly 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.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:10 am EDT Wednesday.