No warnings for Victoria
Forecast issued at 5:02 pm EST on Friday 29 August 2014.
A low pressure system is over the north Tasman Sea and a strong high pressure system is located near New Zealand. The high extends a ridge northwestwards across Victoria and Bass Strait. Little change is expected in this broad pattern before Saturday night but then the ridge will move to the east of Victoria during Sunday and a cold front will approach from Bight waters to reach western Victoria early Monday morning. The cold front will then to the east of the State during Monday afternoon. The next high will move into the Bight on Tuesday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
- South to southeasterly about 10 knots.
- Below 0.5 metres.
Saturday 30 August
- Variable below 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then tending northerly in the evening.
- Below 1 metre.
Sunday 31 August
- Northerly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots early in the morning.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the south during the morning.
Monday 1 September
- Northerly 20 to 30 knots shifting southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Tuesday 2 September
- West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southwesterly during the morning.
- Around 1 metre.
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 EST Saturday.