Forecast issued at 10:17 am EST on Saturday 5 September 2015.
A low pressure system lies over the Tasman Sea while a high pressure system near Adelaide extends a ridge over Victoria. The high will move across Bass Strait during Saturday and over the Tasman Sea on Sunday as a cold front enters western Bass Strait late Sunday. The front will move across central and east Bass Strait early on Monday as the associated low moves across Tasmania. The low will move eastwards to be located over the central Tasman Sea on Tuesday as a new high becomes established over the Bight.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
- West to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly in the late afternoon.
- Below 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 40% chance of showers during the morning and afternoon.
Sunday 6 September
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Port Phillip
- East to northeasterly about 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon. Winds tending north to northwesterly at night and locally reaching 30 knots.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Monday 7 September
- Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly during the morning.
- 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of showers, with possible hail in the morning.
Tuesday 8 September
- Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
- Around 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
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.