Forecast issued at 4:40 pm EDT on Saturday 1 November 2014.
A deep low pressure system passing south of Tasmania and the associated cold front east of Bass Strait will move rapidly eastwards over the southern Tasman Sea during Sunday. A high pressure system will move over Bight waters tonight before drifting slowly towards western Victoria on Sunday then crossing the State Sunday night to reach the Tasman Sea on Monday. The high will move southeastwards over the southern Tasman Sea on Tuesday while a low pressure trough will reach western Bass Strait during the morning then cross central parts of the strait in the afternoon and evening and the east on Wednesday morning.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Western Port
- Westerly 25 to 30 knots with squalls up to 45 knots as showers come through.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 3 metres west of Sandy Point.
- Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers, with possible hail.
Sunday 2 November
- Westerly 15 to 25 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning then tending southerly by early evening and easing to 10 to 15 knots.
- 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
- Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers in the early morning.
Monday 3 November
- Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon then turning easterly in the evening.
- Below 1 metre.
- Mostly sunny.
Tuesday 4 November
- Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres west of Sandy Point during the afternoon or evening.
- Partly cloudy.
Wednesday 5 November
- Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres west of Sandy Point.
- Cloudy. 30% 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 5:10 am EDT Sunday.