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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Local Waters Forecast for Port Phillip

Issued at 10:47 am EDT on Thursday 7 December 2023
for the period until midnight EDT Sunday 10 December 2023.

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 ridge of high pressure will lie across Victoria on Thursday. A region of low pressure will become established over Bass Strait on Friday and pass early on Saturday. A ridge in the Southern Ocean will follow, beginning to cross Victorian waters over the weekend.

Forecast for Thursday 7 December until midnight

Winds: Variable below 10 knots, becoming south to southeasterly during the morning and increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Friday 8 December

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Port Phillip

Winds: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots during the morning. Winds tending northerly and increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the early afternoon, then shifting southerly 15 to 25 knots in early evening and possibly reaching 25 to 30 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Saturday 9 December

Winds: Southerly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of rain.

Forecast for Sunday 10 December

Winds: Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly during the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:40 pm EDT Thursday.

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