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

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Wednesday 27 January 2021.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system to the south of Tasmania is moving eastwards into the Tasman Sea, while a low pressure trough deepens over inland Australia. On Friday the high will settle to the east of Tasmania, while the deepening trough will extend into western Bass Strait on Friday morning, crossing Victoria during the day. A low is currently expected to develop on the trough over western Bass Strait Friday evening, then move east of Tasmania on Saturday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for West Coast

Winds
Easterly 25 to 30 knots.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southerly 2 metres.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Thursday 28 January

Gale Warning for Thursday for West Coast

Winds
Easterly 20 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots in the far east during the day.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres in the far east.
1st Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 29 January

Winds
Easterly 20 to 30 knots tending northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day then shifting west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots from the west during the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain.

Saturday 30 January

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southwesterly during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy.

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 Thursday.

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