Forecast issued at 5:26 am EST on Sunday 24 August 2014.
A strong high pressure system will remain over the south Tasman Sea for the next few days, with a low pressure system developing over the north Tasman Sea. A cold front near Wilsons Promontory will slow and weaken as it crosses eastern waters today. An associated low pressure system will move from west of Tasmania to lie over central Bass Strait by tonight. The low will then move northwards and weaken on Monday as it crosses central Victoria. Another high pressure centre to the west will then link to the southern Tasman Sea high via a strong ridge over Tasmania. This ridge is expected to move northwards across Bass Strait on Tuesday to lie over Victoria by Wednesday.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
- Northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres west of Sandy Point around midday.
Monday 25 August
- Northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then turning southeasterly in the middle of the day.
- Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Tuesday 26 August
- East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
- Below 1 metre.
Wednesday 27 August
- Variable about 10 knots.
- Below 0.5 metres.
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 Sunday.