West Victoria Coastal Waters Forecast: SA-Vic Border to Cape Otway

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Forecast issued at 4:40 pm EDT on Monday 17 January 2022.

Weather Situation

A low pressure trough lies over northeastern Victoria this evening, as a front clears Tasmania and moves into the Tasman Sea. A large high will move south of the Bight on Tuesday, extending a ridge over Tasmania. Meanwhile, the trough will broaden and retreat to inland Australia. The high will continue to strengthen during the week, and slowly track southeastwards to be situated east of Tasmania by the end of the week. The inland trough will begin to deepen over South Australia on Friday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots in the far east in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the far east.
Swell
Southwesterly 3 to 5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.

Tuesday 18 January

Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Southwesterly 4 to 5 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy.

Wednesday 19 January

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots turning easterly 20 to 30 knots during the day.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
South to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 20 January

Winds
Easterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Please be awareWind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

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The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:10 am EDT Tuesday.

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