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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Local Waters Forecast for Port Phillip

Issued at 10:47 am EDT on Thursday 2 April 2020
for the period until midnight EST Sunday 5 April 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 central Victoria will move southeastwards today. A cold front and an associated deep low pressure system will move across waters south of the Bight on Friday. The front will reach southwestern Victoria late Friday and rapidly cross to the east, leaving a strong, cold, west to southwesterly airstream over the State on Saturday and Sunday.

Forecast for Thursday 2 April until midnight

Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, locally 20 knots in the south at first, becoming variable to 10 knots during the morning. Wind tending southwesterly at 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and locally reaching 20 knots at times. Variable wind to 10 knots developing tonight. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Humid. Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Forecast for Friday 3 April

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Port Phillip

Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the late morning before strengthening to 20 to 30 knots later in the day. Wind tending west to northwesterly at 20 to 30 knots at night. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the south during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers in the late afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and early evening.

Forecast for Saturday 4 April

Winds: West to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots reaching 30 knots in the south in the afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers, with possible hail.

Forecast for Sunday 5 April

Winds: Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning westerly 20 to 30 knots during afternoon and easing to 15 to 20 knots in the evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

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

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