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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Victoria

Local Waters Forecast for Western Port

Issued at 4:40 pm EST on Wednesday 12 August 2020
for the period until midnight EST Sunday 16 August 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

For latest warnings go to www.bom.gov.au, subscribe to RSS feeds, call 1300 659 210* or listen for warnings on relevant TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation

A northerly airstream will persist across Victorian coastal waters until the end of the week. A low pressure system over waters south of the Bight will move east and weaken on Friday as an upper level trough crosses the State. Another low will develop off the south coast of NSW on Saturday as a large high pressure system moves over South Australia. The low is expected to remain slow moving during Sunday as a weak high pressure ridge extends over western Bass Strait.

Forecast for Wednesday 12 August until midnight

Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Thursday 13 August

Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Forecast for Friday 14 August

Winds: Northeasterly below 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots early in the morning then becoming northerly about 10 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Forecast for Saturday 15 August

Winds: Northerly below 10 knots becoming west to northwesterly during the morning then becoming southwesterly during the afternoon. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Forecast for Sunday 16 August

Winds: West to southwesterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres, increasing to below 1 metre west of Sandy Point. Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers.

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

* 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.