Forecast issued at 4:44 pm EDT on Sunday 4 December 2016.
A cold front will cross waters south of the Bight this morning and is expected to reach western Victorian coastal waters late in the evening - near Portland at midnight. The front will cross the remainder of Bass Strait overnight and Monday morning, expected near Cape Otway 0300 Monday, Port Phillip Heads 0500hrs, Wilsons Promontory 0600hrs, Lakes Entrance 0900hrs and Gabo Island 1100hrs. A high pressure ridge will develop over the Bight on Monday and extend across Bass Strait on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Thursday another cold front will cross Bass Strait.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
- Easterly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
- Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower later this evening.
Monday 5 December
- Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning then south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon. Southerly wind easing to 10 knots or less at night.
- Cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.
Tuesday 6 December
- South to southeasterly below 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
- Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Wednesday 7 December
- Westerly about 10 knots tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then becoming easterly about 10 knots during the evening.
- Partly cloudy.
Thursday 8 December
- North to northeasterly about 10 knots tending westerly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
- Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm during the afternoon.
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 Monday.