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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Victoria

Local Waters Forecast for Port Phillip

Issued at 5:10 am EDT on Tuesday 20 October 2020
for the period until midnight EDT Friday 23 October 2020.

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

For latest warnings go to www.bom.gov.au, subscribe to RSS feeds, call 1300 659 210* or listen for warnings on relevant TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge across Bass Strait. A low pressure trough will extend from inland Australia towards northeastern Victoria on Wednesday, as a weak cold front crosses Tasmania. Another high pressure system southwest of the continent will follow this front, extending a ridge across Tasmania and southern Victoria on Thursday. A low pressure system will cross central Australia on Friday.

Forecast for Tuesday 20 October until midnight

Winds: Variable below 10 knots becoming southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then tending southeasterly in the evening. Winds reaching up to 20 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 0.5 metres, increasing to around 1 metre around midday. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Wednesday 21 October

Winds: East to southeasterly below 10 knots tending southerly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Thursday 22 October

Winds: South to southeasterly below 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then becoming east to southeasterly about 10 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Friday 23 October

Winds: East to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming northeasterly during the morning then tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

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

* 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 www.bom.gov.au/marine

Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast at http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts/map.shtml for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones.