Forecast issued at 4:40 pm EDT on Wednesday 26 October 2016.
A low pressure trough lying near Lakes Entrance at 1500hrs Wednesday should clear Gabo Island around 1900hrs. A cold front embedded in the westerly airflow will cross Bass Strait tonight. The next high pressure system approaching from the west will cross Bass Strait Thursday night and Friday, before drifting over the Tasman Sea on Saturday. A strong cold front will link to an inland trough over the Bight region late on Saturday before crossing Bass Strait on Sunday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- Westerly 20 to 25 knots turning southwesterly in the late evening.
- 1.5 to 2 metres.
- Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
Thursday 27 October
- South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the morning.
- 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
- Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, tending westerly 3 to 4 metres during the morning, then tending southwesterly 4 metres during the afternoon.
- 20% chance of a shower in the early morning. Mostly sunny day.
Friday 28 October
- Variable about 10 knots.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the morning, then tending westerly 2.5 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
- Partly cloudy.
Saturday 29 October
- Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
- Westerly 2.5 metres, tending southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.
- Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.
Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.
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