Forecast issued at 10:15 am EST on Wednesday 5 August 2015.
A cold front has cleared east Bass Strait this morning, bringing a cold and vigours southwesterly airstream across Bass Strait. A weaker cold front will move across Tasmania and Bass Strait on Thursday. A large high pressure system will be located near Adelaide on Thursday, moving slowly across Victoria on Friday and Saturday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Western Port
- Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots west of Sandy Point in the late afternoon.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres west of Sandy Point.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of showers, with possible hail in the late morning and afternoon.
Thursday 6 August
- Westerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots west of Sandy Point early in the morning. Winds turning southwesterly below 10 knots during the day.
- Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Friday 7 August
- Westerly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning.
- Below 0.5 metres, increasing to below 1 metre west of Sandy Point.
- Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Saturday 8 August
- North to northwesterly below 10 knots.
- Below 0.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:40 pm EST Wednesday.