Sandringham — [-37.9787°, 144.9954°] — Latest Observations at 27 Jan, 17:51 (GMT)
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Significant Wave
Height
Peak PeriodPeak DirectionDirectional spreadingWind Speed
(Experimental)
Wind Direction
(Experimental)
Temp
0.30 m2.38 s322 degrees41.45 degrees- m/s- degrees24.4 °c
Werribee — [-37.985°, 144.7752°] — Latest Observations at 27 Jan, 18:12 (GMT)
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Significant Wave
Height
Peak PeriodPeak DirectionDirectional spreadingWind Speed
(Experimental)
Wind Direction
(Experimental)
Temp
0.38 m2.12 s12 degrees51.92 degrees- m/s- degrees-
Mt Eliza — [-38.2574°, 144.5277°] — Latest Observations at 27 Jan, 03:50 (GMT)
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Significant Wave
Height
Peak PeriodPeak DirectionDirectional spreadingWind Speed
(Experimental)
Wind Direction
(Experimental)
Temp
0.12 m10.24 s225 degrees76.89 degrees- m/s- degrees-
Rosebud — [-38.301450°, 144.872733°] — Latest Observations at 27 Jan, 18:14 (GMT)
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Significant Wave
Height
Peak PeriodPeak DirectionDirectional spreadingWind Speed
(Experimental)
Wind Direction
(Experimental)
Temp
0.25 m2.12 s16 degrees50.15 degrees- m/s- degrees22.2 °c
Indented Head — [-38.135933°, 144.753067°] — Latest Observations at 06 Jan, 08:37 (GMT)
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Significant Wave
Height
Peak PeriodPeak DirectionDirectional spreadingWind Speed
(Experimental)
Wind Direction
(Experimental)
Temp
0.17 m3.30 s120 degrees29.90 degrees- m/s- degrees20.6 °c
Central PPB — [-38.063400°, 144.866700°] — Latest Observations at 27 Jan, 18:12 (GMT)
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Significant Wave
Height
Peak PeriodPeak DirectionDirectional spreadingWind Speed
(Experimental)
Wind Direction
(Experimental)
Temp
0.45 m3.00 s12 degrees33.32 degrees- m/s- degrees22.7 °c
Cape Bridgewater1 — [-38.36°, 141.273°] — Latest Observations at 06 Jan, 11:00 (+10)
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Significant Wave HeightPeak PeriodPeak DirectionDirectional spreading
2.41 m12.50 s227 degrees23.00 degrees
Portland — [-38.3785°, 142.473°] — Latest Observations at 21 Jan, 00:47 (GMT)
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Significant Wave
Height
Peak PeriodPeak DirectionDirectional spreadingWind Speed
(Experimental)
Wind Direction
(Experimental)
Temp
0.24 m10.24 s15 degrees78.87 degrees1.2 m/s148 degrees-
Port Fairy Buoy — [-38.3814°, 142.2875°] — Latest Observations at 27 Jan, 18:39 (GMT)
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Significant Wave
Height
Peak PeriodPeak DirectionDirectional spreadingWind Speed
(Experimental)
Wind Direction
(Experimental)
Temp
0.75 m10.24 s197 degrees20.86 degrees- m/s- degrees17.1 °c
Apollo Bay — [-38.7545°, 143.7235°] — Latest Observations at 27 Jan, 17:57 (GMT)
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Significant Wave
Height
Peak PeriodPeak DirectionDirectional spreadingWind Speed
(Experimental)
Wind Direction
(Experimental)
Temp
0.85 m9.30 s192 degrees32.66 degrees- m/s- degrees17.6 °c
Inverloch — [-38.751°, 145.751°] — Latest Observations at 27 Jan, 18:09 (GMT)
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Significant Wave
Height
Peak PeriodPeak DirectionDirectional spreadingWind Speed
(Experimental)
Wind Direction
(Experimental)
Temp
0.40 m14.62 s227 degrees26.03 degrees0.8 m/s308 degrees-
Wilson’s Promontory — [-39.536°, 146.473°] — Latest Observations at 06 Jan, 11:00 (+10)
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Significant Wave HeightPeak PeriodPeak DirectionDirectional spreading
3.13 m7.40 s116 degrees22.00 degrees
Cape Bridegwater DC — [-38.364278°, 141.278778°] — Latest Observations at 03 Dec, 02:31 (GMT)
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Significant Wave
Height
Peak PeriodPeak DirectionDirectional spreadingWind Speed
(Experimental)
Wind Direction
(Experimental)
Temp
3.76 m14.62 s229 degrees13.15 degrees- m/s- degrees15.7 °c
Cape Bridgewater SC — [-38.3586°, 141.2713°] — Latest Observations at 27 Jan, 18:08 (GMT)
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Significant Wave
Height
Peak PeriodPeak DirectionDirectional spreadingWind Speed
(Experimental)
Wind Direction
(Experimental)
Temp
1.11 m10.24 s211 degrees38.28 degrees- m/s- degrees17.8 °c
Cape Bridgewater FB — [-38.357227405797154°, 141.26587702461433°] — Latest Observations at 19 Aug, 20:45 (GMT)
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Significant Wave
Height
Peak PeriodPeak DirectionDirectional spreadingWind Speed
(Experimental)
Wind Direction
(Experimental)
Temp
1.05 m14.62 s243 degrees12.84 degrees- m/s- degrees13.8 °c
Lakes Entrance1 — [-38.05°, 148.41°] — Latest Observations at 06 Jan, 11:00 (+10)
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Significant Wave HeightPeak PeriodPeak DirectionDirectional spreading
2.38 m7.40 s143 degrees26.00 degrees
Lakes Entrance — [-37.9193°, 148.3535°] — Latest Observations at 01 Jun, 05:28 (GMT)
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Significant Wave
Height
Peak PeriodPeak DirectionDirectional spreadingWind Speed
(Experimental)
Wind Direction
(Experimental)
Temp
0.83 m7.30 s117 degrees45.40 degrees- m/s- degrees-

The page shows three variables:

Significant wave height – The height of every wave is different. The buoys record the rise and fall of the water surface approximately every half a second. We then determine the significant wave height over a 20 minute period. The significant wave height is the average of the highest one-third of the waves. Therefore, it may seem a bit higher than you would estimate by eye. There will be waves both higher and lower than the significant wave height. As a general rule the maximum wave height will be approximately 1.8 times the significant wave height (e.g. if the significant wave height is 2m, the maximum wave height will be approximately 3.6m).

Peak period and direction – The period is the time (in seconds) between wave crests. Just like wave height the period and direction (provided relative to true North) of individual waves vary. The lateral motions of the floating buoy enable us to measure these quantities. They are termed “peak” because they relate to the waves with the most energy. Sometimes you will see these quantities jump significantly in value. This occurs when we have a mixed sea made up of wind-sea and swell. The peak at one time may be the swell and then switch to the wind-sea. This will result in jumps in the peak period and peak direction. Some locations are more impacted by this than others. Wilson’s Promontory is an example of the location which can often have both a SE and a SW swell and a local wind-sea.

Data acknowledgment. This program provides Wave data free for all under Creative Commons Attribution 4 licensing ((https://creativecommons.org/license/by/4.0/) . If you use this data please attribute as Wave data was provided by the Victorian Coastal Monitoring Program with funding through Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, University of Melbourne and Deakin University.” For the Cape Bridgewater Sofar Ocean buoys that are being used in the IMOS new technology proving trials in additional please acknowledge  “Data was sourced from Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) – IMOS is enabled by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).”