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

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Forecast issued at 4:44 pm EDT on Thursday 17 October 2019.

Weather Situation

A cold and unstable west to southwesterly airstream will clear to the east tonight as a weak high pressure ridge develops over Victoria. A cold front will sweep across Bass Strait later on Friday, reaching Portland around 1400hrs, Cape Otway 1600hrs, Wilsons Promontory 1800hrs and Lakes Entrance around 2200hrs, before clearing eastern waters early on Saturday as a high pressure system moves over the Bight. The high will slowly move towards Victoria on Sunday and Monday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning westerly in the evening.
Seas
2 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres in the west.
Weather
Cloudy.

Friday 18 October

Gale Warning for Friday for West Coast

Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots in the late morning and early afternoon. Winds turning westerly 25 to 30 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres in the far west during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Saturday 19 October

Winds
Westerly 25 to 30 knots turning southwesterly in the late afternoon.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 5 to 6 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The risk of thunderstorms and hail with higher squalls in the afternoon.

Sunday 20 October

Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots abating 15 to 20 knots late in the day and 10 to 15 knots at night.
Seas
2 to 3 metres abating 1 to 2 metres in the evening.
Swell
Southwesterly 4 to 6 metres.
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 Friday.

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