Forecast updated at 10:16 am EST on Saturday 27 August 2016.
A large high pressure system over South Australia will drift over New South Wales during the weekend, reaching the Tasman Sea Monday night. The high will extend a ridge southwards over Victoria on Saturday before contracting to far eastern Victoria on Sunday. Meanwhile a low pressure system will develop over southern WA over the weekend then move south of the Bight on Monday before approaching western Victoria later on Tuesday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
- Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending northerly tonight and locally reaching 25 knots.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the south.
- Partly cloudy.
Sunday 28 August
- Northerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
- Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
- Mostly sunny.
Monday 29 August
- North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
- Below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Tuesday 30 August
- Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
- Around 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 70% chance of rain.
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 Saturday.