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Local Waters Forecast for Port Phillip

Issued at 10:00 am EST on Saturday 20 July 2024
for the period until midnight EST Tuesday 23 July 2024.

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

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Weather Situation

A developing low pressure system over Bass Strait is producing a vigorous westerly airstream across Victoria on Saturday. A high pressure ridge will then extend over the State on Sunday ahead of a weak trough moving across the south. The ridge will build over northern parts of the State on Monday and Tuesday.

Forecast for Saturday 20 July until midnight

Gale Warning for Saturday for Port Phillip

Winds: West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots, tending west to southwesterly in the afternoon before easing to 15 to 25 knots in the late evening. Winds reaching up to 35 knots at times until the early evening. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers, with possible small hail from the late morning.

Forecast for Sunday 21 July

Winds: Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning north to northwesterly during the morning. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Forecast for Monday 22 July

Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning northerly during the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the south. Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Forecast for Tuesday 23 July

Winds: Northerly 15 to 25 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Weather: Mostly sunny.

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

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