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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Local Waters Forecast for Western Port

Issued at 4:40 pm EDT on Thursday 29 February 2024
for the period until midnight EDT Monday 4 March 2024.

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 moderate to fresh westerly airstream will continue today then ease on Friday as a cold front crosses Tasmania.The front will cross Tasmania early on Saturday with winds tending southerly across Victorian coastal waters as a high pressure ridge extends across southern Victoria. Another front will cross Tasmania on Sunday with southerly winds freshening across Victorian coastal waters. Winds will ease and turn southeasterly on Monday as a high pressure system moves over Tasmania.

Forecast for Thursday 29 February until midnight

Winds: Southerly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 0.5 metres, increasing to below 1 metre west of Sandy Point. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Friday 1 March

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon and increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: The chance of fog in the early morning with reduced visibility. Mostly sunny afternoon.

Forecast for Saturday 2 March

Winds: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Sunday 3 March

Winds: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 25 knots during the morning. Winds turning southerly 15 to 20 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres west of Sandy Point during the morning. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Monday 4 March

Winds: Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Weather: Cloudy.

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

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