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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Victoria

Local Waters Forecast for Western Port

Issued at 5:28 pm EST on Thursday 19 September 2019
for the period until midnight EST Monday 23 September 2019.

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 www.bom.gov.au, by telephone 1300-659-217* or through some TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system is over the Tasman sea. A cold front and associated trough will approach western Bass Strait tonight, then slowly cross western and central waters late on Friday and clear to the east early on Saturday. A weak ridge of high pressure will develop over Victoria on Sunday, then another cold front will cross Bass Strait early on Monday.

Forecast for Thursday 19 September until midnight

Winds: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, locally reaching 15 to 20 knots turning northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly clear.

Forecast for Friday 20 September

Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Saturday 21 September

Winds: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting westerly early in the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Forecast for Sunday 22 September

Winds: Westerly about 10 knots tending northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning. Seas: Below 0.5 metres, increasing to below 1 metre west of Sandy Point. Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Forecast for Monday 23 September

Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre west of Sandy Point. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

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

* 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.