Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Issued at 4:40 pm EDT on Friday 22 February 2019
for the period until midnight EDT Tuesday 26 February 2019.
Please be aware
Wind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.
A high pressure system to the west of Tasmania will move eastwards during Saturday to be located over the southern Tasman Sea by Sunday morning. The high will then remain slow moving during Monday as a weak cold front slides southeastwards towards Tasmania. The front will cross Tasmania during Tuesday with an associated low pressure trough gradually crossing Bass Strait.
Winds: Southerly around 20 knots tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.
Winds: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon, then turning east to southeasterly at 20 to 30 knots in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Weather: Cloud clearing.
Winds: Easterly 20 to 30 knots, easing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Weather: Sunny.
Winds: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending northerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.
Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 15 to 20 knots during the day then decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:10 am EDT Saturday.
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Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast at http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts/map.shtml for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones.