No warnings for Victoria
Forecast issued at 5:22 am EDT on Wednesday 12 March 2014.
A large high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will move slowly eastwards across New Zealand during today and Thursday. A cold front over eastern Victoria will clear away to the east this morning. A new high pressure system will form over Bight waters during today and will push across Bass Strait on Thursday to link with the first high pressure system over New Zealand by Friday. A deepening low pressure system will cross Bight waters on Saturday and an associated trough will reach western Victoria late in the afternoon.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southwesterly at 15 to 20 knots during the morning before becoming a southerly at 10 to 15 knots tonight.
- Around 1 metre.
Thursday 13 March
- South to southeast wind below 10 knots in the morning then afternoon sea breezes reaching 15 to 20 knots. Wind tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
- 0.5 metres reaching 1 metre in the afternoon.
Friday 14 March
- Variable at 5 to 10 knots with afternoon sea breezes of 10 to 15 knots. Winds tending northeast to northerly about 10 knots during the evening.
- Below 1 metre.
Saturday 15 March
- Northerly 15 to 25 knots tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre 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 4:40 pm EDT Wednesday.