Submitted by Craig on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 10:48
Victoria Forecast (issued Wednesday 13th November)
Best Days: Thursday morning on the Surf Coast, Monday east of Melbourne
Strong onshore SE winds continued to create poor conditions across both coasts yesterday with a mix of SW and SE windswell in the water. This morning winds have swung around to the West creating cleaner conditions in protected spots on the Surf Coast with a mix of easing SE windswell and building S/SW swell.
This week (Nov 13-15)
Currently a low pressure system that drifted south from the Tasman Sea is stalling just east of Tasmania and this will aim a fetch of strong S/SW winds into us all day today (pictured right) before weakening tomorrow morning.
This should produce medium levels of S/SW windswell for later today and tomorrow morning that will then ease into the afternoon as the low moves off to the east. This swell will override a stronger but inconsistent W/SW groundswell tomorrow, but come Friday the W/SW groundswell will be the more dominant and will ease through the day.
Winds tomorrow will be best around Torquay with an early W/NW'ly, while W/SW winds will persist everywhere else. Friday should play out similarly but locations away from Torquay will see less favourable S/SW winds.
This weekend (Nov 16-17)
The weekend will remain void of any decent swell and winds look average, lingering from the S-SE both days.
Longer term (Nov 18 onwards)
A small increase in SW swell is due early next week across the state generated by weak polar frontal activity. NE winds will favour the beaches east of Melbourne Monday with NW winds ahead of a change on Tuesday but check back here Friday for an update on this.