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

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Forecast issued at 4:40 pm EST on Saturday 27 May 2017.

Weather Situation

A high pressure ridge to the east of the State will drift eastwards this evening while a strong cold front approaches from the west. The front will reach Portland approximately 2000hrs this evening, Cape Otway around 0000hrs Sunday, Wilsons Promontory 0500hrs Sunday and Gabo Island 1400hrs Sunday. A weak high pressure ridge will develop over the State on Monday as another strong front develops over the Bight. The front will cross the State on Tuesday with a cold and unstable southwesterly airstream to follow.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for West Coast

Winds
North to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots during the early evening. Wind shifting westerly 20 to 30 knots in the late evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres in the far west.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Sunday 28 May

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for West Coast

Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots turning west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots before dawn. Wind tending southwesterly to 20 to 30 knots during the early afternoon then easing to 15 to 25 knots during the early evening.
Seas
2 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
West to southwesterly 3 to 4 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Possible hail.

Monday 29 May

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning northwesterly 25 to 30 knots in the late morning and early afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres by early evening.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly below 0.5 metres, tending south to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then tending southerly 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers, with possible hail in the early morning.

Tuesday 30 May

Winds
Northwest to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
1st Swell
West to southwesterly 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

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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The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:10 am EST Sunday.

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