Forecast issued at 4:40 pm EDT on Friday 27 February 2015.
A high pressure system south of Tasmania will weaken as it moves over the Tasman Sea tonight. A cold front will cross waters south of the Bight to reach western Bass Strait Saturday afternoon. The front will push eastwards and is expected near Cape Otway around 3pm Saturday, near Wilsons Promontory around 8pm and near Gabo Island around 4am Sunday. A high pressure ridge will extend across southern Victoria from Sunday through until Tuesday. Another cold front will move rapidly across Bight waters on Monday, crossing Tasmania Tasmania late in the day.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
- Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots in the evening.
- Partly cloudy.
Saturday 28 February
- East to southeasterly below 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly early in the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower at night.
Sunday 1 March
- West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of showers in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning.
Monday 2 March
- Variable about 10 knots.
- Mostly sunny.
Tuesday 3 March
- West to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming southerly during the morning.
- 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 Saturday.