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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Local Waters Forecast for Port Phillip

Issued at 5:10 am EST on Wednesday 18 September 2019
for the period until midnight EST Saturday 21 September 2019.

Please be aware
Wind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

Warning Information

Details of warnings are available on the Bureau's website, by telephone 1300-659-217* or through some TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system will continue drifting east into the Tasman sea today. A cold front and associated trough will approach western Bass Strait Thursday night and will move across western and central waters on Friday, clearing far eastern waters by around midday Saturday.

Forecast for Wednesday 18 September until midnight

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening. Afternoon inshore seabreezes around 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 19 September

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Port Phillip

Winds: North to northeasterly 10 to 5 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots late morning and increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the south during the morning. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Friday 20 September

Winds: Northerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day then tending west to southwesterly during the evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Forecast for Saturday 21 September

Winds: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending westerly during the morning. Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:40 pm EST Wednesday.

* Calls to 1300 number cost around 27.5c inc. GST, higher from mobiles or public phones. Marine forecasts are also available on VHF and HF radio. View the radio schedule on

Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast at for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones.