Forecast issued at 5:11 am EST on Friday 1 August 2014.
A strong cold front is now east of Gabo Island, while, a deep low pressure system is passing just south of Tasmania this evening. Another cold front will move from the Southern Ocean to cross Bass Strait on Friday with a very cold southwest to southerly airflow extending over the Strait. The next high pressure system will then rapidly approach from the Bight, reaching western Bass Strait late on Saturday. A high pressure ridge will extend across northern Victoria on Sunday and Monday, with high pressure centres located in the Bight and the Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Port Phillip
- Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the middle of the day.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
- The chance of thunderstorms until later tonight with possible hail.
Saturday 2 August
- Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly in the morning.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Sunday 3 August
- North to northwesterly about 10 knots becoming variable below knots during the afternoon.
- Below 0.5 metres.
Monday 4 August
- Northwesterly about 10 knots becoming variable below knots during the afternoon.
- Below 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 4:40 pm EST Friday.