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Local Waters Forecast for Port Phillip

Issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Thursday 2 February 2023
for the period until midnight EDT Monday 6 February 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 strong cold front over central Bass Strait is forecast to clear eastern Victorian coastal waters by midnight. A strong and gusty westerly airstream will follow behind the front, continuing on Friday and Saturday as a low pressure system passes to the south of Tasmania. Winds will ease throughout Sunday as a high to the west moves rapidly east and reaches southwestern Victoria by Sunday night. This high will move over the Tasman Sea early on Monday and maintain a ridge across Bass Strait as another high builds over the Bight.

Forecast for Thursday 2 February until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Port Phillip

Winds: Westerly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the north in the late evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Forecast for Friday 3 February

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Port Phillip

Winds: Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning. Winds tending westerly in the middle of the day. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Saturday 4 February

Winds: Westerly 20 to 25 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the north. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the morning and early afternoon.

Forecast for Sunday 5 February

Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Monday 6 February

Winds: Southerly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

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

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