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 August 2019.

Weather Situation

A strong west to southwesterly airstream will persist across Bass Strait as embedded cold fronts pass across Bass Strait and Tasmania tonight and again Wednesday night. A large high pressure over the Bight will move towards Victoria late Thursday then will drift across southern New South Wales on Friday. The next cold front will move over South Australia on Saturday as an associated low pressure system crosses waters south of the Bight.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Gale Warning for Tuesday for West Coast

Winds
Westerly 25 to 30 knots, grading to 30 to 35 knots in the east.
Seas
3 to 4 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 4 to 5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Wednesday 21 August

Gale Warning for Wednesday for West Coast

Winds
West to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots early in the morning and again in the evening.
Seas
3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres around midday, then increasing to 3 to 4 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southwesterly 4 to 5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Thursday 22 August

Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the morning then decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
2.5 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
Swell
Southwesterly 4 to 6 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 23 August

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly below 1 metre during the evening.
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 EST Wednesday.

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