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

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Forecast issued at 5:15 am EDT on Thursday 17 January 2019.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system is centred over the Tasman Sea while a broad low pressure trough is positioned over northern Victoria and southern New South Wales. A cold front will cross waters south of the Bight later today, then will move across Bass Strait on Friday as another high forms south of Western Australia. The high will move over waters south of the Bight and extend a ridge across Bass Strait on Saturday and Sunday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Northeast 10 to 15 knots tending east to southeasterly early this morning then becoming variable about 10 knots by midday. Winds then tending south to southwesterly during the afternoon and evening. Squalls around 30 knots possible with and near showers.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening.

Friday 18 January

Winds
South to southeasterly about 10 knots tending west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the late morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore around midday.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the morning.

Saturday 19 January

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southwesterly 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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 4:40 pm EDT Thursday.

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