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

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Forecast issued at 10:28 pm EST on Tuesday 26 July 2016.

Weather Situation

A cold front entering western Bass Strait is expected near Cape Otway 0300hrs Wednesday, Port Phillip Heads 0700hrs, Lakes Entrance 1200hrs and Gabo Island around 1400. A high pressure system will then develop over South Australia on Wednesday as another front passes across Tasmania Wednesday evening. The high will then move slowly eastwards across southern New South Wales on Thursday and Friday. The next front will cross the Bight on Saturday, reaching western Victorian coastal Saturday night as it slides away to the southeast.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Gale Warning for Tuesday for West Coast

Winds
Northwesterly 25 to 30 knots. Winds east of Warrnambool may reach up to 35 knots late this evening.
Seas
3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore.
Swell
Southwesterly 5 to 6 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Wednesday 27 July

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for West Coast

Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots extending throughout in the early morning then tending westerly in the middle of the day.
Seas
2 to 4 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 4 to 6 metres, decreasing to 4 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the east in the early morning.

Thursday 28 July

Winds
Westerly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots early in the morning then increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Friday 29 July

Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the evening.
Swell
Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

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 Wednesday.

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