Forecast issued at 5:10 am EST on Tuesday 1 September 2015.
A low pressure system over the Tasman Sea and a ridge of high pressure extending from the Southern Ocean northwards across Bass Strait will both drift slowly eastwards today. A new low pressure system and trough will develop over the Bight today. The low will move inland across northwestern Victoria later on Wednesday as the associated trough moves across Bass Strait Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Another high pressure system will approach from the west during Friday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
- West to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly in the early afternoon then becoming east to northeasterly in the evening.
- Mostly sunny.
Wednesday 2 September
- North to northeasterly about 10 knots tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then turning south to southwesterly below 10 knots in the late evening.
- Partly cloudy. 30% chance of rain at night.
Thursday 3 September
- West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots increasing 15 to 25 knots during the day then turning westerly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of rain.
Friday 4 September
- Westerly 10 to 15 knots.
- Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
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 EST Tuesday.