Forecast issued at 5:15 am EDT on Thursday 30 March 2017.
A cold front that crossed Victoria overnight has moved to the Tasman Sea, with a cooler and unstable southwesterly flow now affecting the State. A ridge of high pressure will extend over northern Victoria on Friday, with a weak cold front affecting southern Victoria on Saturday. A high pressure system will then develop over the Bight and extend a ridge across Tasmania on Sunday.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots west of Sandy Point. Winds tending south to southwesterly in the afternoon.
- Around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers.
Friday 31 March
- Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming southwesterly about 10 knots in the morning.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Saturday 1 April
- Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres west of Sandy Point during the morning.
- Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Sunday 2 April
- Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly during the day.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
- Cloudy. 40% 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.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:40 pm EDT Thursday.