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

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Forecast issued at 4:40 pm EST on Tuesday 20 April 2021.

Weather Situation

A cold front near Gabo Island around 1700hrs will continue east and move over the Tasman Sea tonight. A weak ridge of high pressure will move across the Victoria and Bass Strait in the wake of the front before another cold front crossing the Southern Ocean reaches western Bass Strait late on Wednesday and crosses to the east on Thursday. A high pressure system building over the Bight on Thursday will then extend a ridge towards NSW on Friday and maintain a west to southwesterly airstream into the weekend with occasional embedded weak fronts.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots in the far east in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Southwesterly 3 metres inshore, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 21 April

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for West Coast

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning northwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the far east in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Swell
Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Thursday 22 April

Winds
West to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots tending west to southwesterly during the morning.
Seas
2 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 2.5 to 4 metres, increasing to 4 to 7 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Friday 23 April

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southwesterly 5 to 7 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

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 EST Wednesday.

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