A vigorous front crossing the coast tonight (due into the Surf Coast between 1-3am Saturday) is unlikely to offer a brief window of early W/NW winds west of Melbourne, the timing’s simply too tight.
We’re at the cusp of five days of windy conditions as an amplifying Long Wave Trough steers a succession of vigorous cold fronts into the Victorian coastline.
The next few days look a little tricky. Then a strong frontal progressions from late Thursday onwards.
Sunday is still looking very good across the region, as winds become light NW in the morning, freshening gradually through the day.
The storm track still looks really good so we’re on target for another nice round of strong autumn surf.
Early indications are for another strong long period groundswell to arrive this weekend, originating from the tail end of the current storm sequence in the Southern Indian Ocean, between Madagascar and Heard Island.
A mixed period with small, fun waves on the beaches through the weekend, larger, windy and cool next week.
A good swell with favourable winds to end off the week, with a large, powerful swell for next week though winds are average.
The forecast is nothing compared to the past few weeks but we'll see windows opening up for the beaches with a fun swell in the mix.
Today's large, powerful swell will ease slowly over the weekend with favourable wind for protected spots.