Forecast issued at 5:10 am EDT on Monday 20 February 2017.
A low pressure system to the east of Tasmania will move to the southeast today as a high pressure system approaches Victoria from the west. The high will drift across Bass Strait on Tuesday then over the southern Tasman Sea on Wednesday. A weakening cold front is expected to reach western waters late on Wednesday afternoon, reaching the east of the Strait on Thursday morning. A new high pressure ridge will extend from bight waters to southern Victoria later on Thursday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Western Port
- Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots west of Sandy Point during the morning. Winds decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres west of Sandy Point.
- Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm early this morning with possible hail.
Tuesday 21 February
- Westerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots before dawn then becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
- Partly cloudy.
Wednesday 22 February
- Easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
- Below 1 metre.
Thursday 23 February
- West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming west to northwesterly about 10 knots during the morning then tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
- Around 1 metre.
- 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.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:40 pm EDT Monday.