Forecast issued at 4:40 pm EDT on Friday 6 December 2013.
A high pressure system near Adelaide will move across Victoria Friday night to lie over the northern Tasman Sea on Saturday. The next trough and associated cold front will cross the Bight late Saturday and early Sunday to reach western Bass Strait on Sunday afternoon. The trough is likely to slow as it moves across central parts of the strait and the bays Sunday evening and is expected stall just east of Wilsons Promontory for most of Monday. A cold front will approach southwestern Victoria late on Monday before sweeping across Bass Strait on Tuesday morning.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
- South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, locally reaching 20 knots at first in the south.
- Below 1 metre.
Saturday 7 December
- Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots before dawn. Afternoon sea breezes reaching 10 to 15 knots.
- Up to 0.5 metres.
Sunday 8 December
- Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending northerly 15 to 25 knots around dawn then tending southerly 15 to 20 knots in the early evening.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Monday 9 December
- Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then tending southwesterly during the evening.
- Below 1 metre.
- The chance of thunderstorms.
Tuesday 10 December
- Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending westerly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
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 Saturday.