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Local Waters Forecast for Port Phillip

Issued at 10:02 pm EDT on Sunday 19 January 2020
for the period until midnight EDT Thursday 23 January 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

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 low pressure trough over Victoria will deepen tonight, with a low pressure system forming over eastern Victoria on Monday as a weak high pressure system moves over the Bight and extends a ridge to the south of Tasmania. During Tuesday the low is forecast to move away to the east as the high pressure ridge moves over Bass Strait and a cold front crosses waters south of the Bight. The front will enter Bass Strait on Wednesday and move east in to the Tasman by Thursday morning. A ridge of high pressure is then expected to move in from the west later Thursday.

Forecast for Sunday 19 January until midnight

Winds: East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots although variable around 10 knots in the north at first. Seas: Around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Monday 20 January

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Port Phillip

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots tending south to southeasterly 25 to 30 knots around the middle of the day then south to southwesterly at night. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday. Weather: Humid. Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Tuesday 21 January

Winds: South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the early morning.

Forecast for Wednesday 22 January

Winds: Northerly 15 to 25 knots turning west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Weather: Becoming cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Forecast for Thursday 23 January

Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending westerly during the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:10 am EDT Monday.

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