Forecast issued at 5:10 am EDT on Tuesday 25 November 2014.
A high pressure system over the Bight will extend a ridge across northern Victoria today. A cold front will move across Bass Strait on Wednesday and then the high will drift slowly eastwards to be near Tasmania on Thursday and Friday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
- Westerly around 20 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 20 knots late morning then more southerly during the afternoon and increasing to 20 to 25 knots late afternoon and early evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower during the morning and afternoon.
Wednesday 26 November
- Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending westerly before dawn then turning south to southwesterly at 10 to 15 knots in the morning. Southerly wind increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon before easing to 10 to 15 knots at night.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the morning and afternoon.
Thursday 27 November
- Southerly around 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon with seabreezes.
- Around 1 metre.
- Mostly sunny.
Friday 28 November
- South to southeasterly to 10 knots and increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon with seabreezes.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon or 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 4:40 pm EDT Tuesday.