Forecast issued at 4:40 pm EDT on Wednesday 22 October 2014.
A low pressure trough is expected near Port Phillip Heads at 1900hrs, Wilsons Promontory around 2200 hrs then weakening as it moves over eastern Bass Strait early Thursday. The next high pressure system will pass just south of Tasmania on Thursday, reaching the south Tasman Sea on Friday. Another low pressure trough will enter western Victorian coastal waters Friday afternoon, clearing eastern waters early Saturday as another high pressure system rapidly approaches Tasmania. This high will also move rapidly over the southern Tasman Sea on Sunday and a cold front will cross Bight waters to reach western Victoria Sunday night.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- East to northeasterly about 10 knots.
- Mostly clear.
Thursday 23 October
- Variable about 10 knots becoming easterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
- Cloudy. 60% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Friday 24 October
- Easterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 30% chance of drizzle in the early morning.
Saturday 25 October
- Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting east to southeasterly during the afternoon.
- Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Sunday 26 October
- Easterly 15 to 25 knots.
- Cloudy. 40% chance of showers in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm with little or no rainfall in the evening.
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 Thursday.