No warnings for Victoria
Forecast issued at 4:42 pm EDT on Friday 7 March 2014.
A low pressure trough will linger over northeastern Victoria during tonight and Saturday. A high pressure system over Bight waters extends a ridge across Tasmania to a smaller high centre over the southern Tasman Sea. The main high will drift eastwards passing over Tasmania tonight to join with the Tasman Sea high centre on Saturday. The resulting large high pressure system will then consolidate over the central Tasman Sea on Sunday and Monday, moving over New Zealand later on Tuesday. A weak cold front will approach western Bass Strait late on Monday and will slip to the south but a weak trough will enter western Bass Strait on Monday afternoon and weaken. A stronger cold front will enter Bass Strait on Tuesday afternoon, moving to the east at night.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
- Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots west of Sandy Point in the evening.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres west of Sandy Point.
Saturday 8 March
- Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots west of Sandy Point in the morning. Winds turning easterly in the evening.
- Around 1 metre.
Sunday 9 March
- Variable about 10 knots becoming southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon then tending easterly in the late evening.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre west of Sandy Point.
Monday 10 March
- Northerly 10 to 15 knots tending southerly 5 to 10 knots during the afternoon.
- Below 1 metre.
Tuesday 11 March
- North to northeasterly about 10 knots tending north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then turning west to southwesterly during the evening.
- Below 1 metre.
- The chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon and 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 EDT Saturday.