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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Local Waters Forecast for Port Phillip

Issued at 10:00 pm EST on Friday 19 July 2019
for the period until midnight EST Tuesday 23 July 2019.

Please be aware
Wind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the 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 large high pressure system over New South Wales extends a ridge southward over Bass Strait. The high will move over the Tasman Sea on Saturday as a cold front approaches western waters at night. The front will reach western Bass Strait early on Sunday, reaching Wilsons Promontory around the middle of the day before crossing eastern Bass Strait during the afternoon. A weak ridge will extend across Bass Strait late Sunday into Monday as another front develops south of the Bight. This front is expected to cross Victoria and Bass Strait on Tuesday as a high pressure system forms over South Australia.

Forecast for Friday 19 July until midnight

Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Saturday 20 July

Gale Warning for Saturday for Port Phillip

Winds: Northerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the morning. Winds reaching up to 35 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Sunday 21 July

Winds: Northerly 25 to 35 knots turning west to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots in the morning before easing to around 15 knots during the afternoon. Wind tending north to northwesterly at 15 to 20 knots at night. Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the morning.

Forecast for Monday 22 July

Winds: Northerly 20 to 30 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Tuesday 23 July

Winds: North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending west to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots during the day. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning with possible hail.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:10 am EST Saturday.

* 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.