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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Local Waters Forecast for Western Port

Issued at 5:10 am EST on Thursday 28 May 2020
for the period until midnight EST Sunday 31 May 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

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Weather Situation

A high pressure system over central Australia will cross northern Victoria on Friday before slowly moving over the Tasman Sea on Saturday. A cold front will approach western waters late Saturday before crossing the remainder of Bass Strait Sunday morning. Another strong cold front is expected during Monday.

Forecast for Thursday 28 May until midnight

Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming westerly about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming north to northwesterly in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre west of Sandy Point. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Friday 29 May

Winds: Northerly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Saturday 30 May

Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Sunday 31 May

Winds: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then tending north to northwesterly during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

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

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