Forecast issued at 10:05 pm EST on Tuesday 30 September 2014.
A cold front has moved through East Bass Strait this evening and is now east of Gabo Island. The next high pressure system will move over Bight waters on Wednesday but will remain to the west of Bass Strait during Thursday as another cold front crosses Tasmania. The high will then drift across Victoria and Bass Strait on Friday, reaching the Tasman Sea Saturday. Another front will move through Bass Strait Saturday night.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Western Port
- Westerly 25 to 30 knots.
- 1 to 2.5 metres. Squalls to 40 knots with showers.
Wednesday 1 October
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Western Port
- Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds tending westerly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
- 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Thursday 2 October
- West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
Friday 3 October
- West to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming southerly during the morning then becoming easterly during the evening.
- Below 1 metre.
Saturday 4 October
- Northeasterly about 10 knots tending northerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then shifting west to southwesterly during the evening.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres west of Sandy Point during the evening.
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 5:10 am EST Wednesday.