Forecast issued at 5:20 am EST on Tuesday 26 July 2016.
A cold front south of the Bight will move rapidly eastwards on Tuesday, and is expected to reach Port Phillip Heads around 0200 hrs Wednesday. A high pressure system will then develop over South Australia on Wednesday as another front passes to the south of Victoria Wednesday night. The high will then move slowly east across southern New South Wales on Thursday and Friday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Gale Warning for Tuesday for Port Phillip
- Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending more northerly during the afternoon and reaching up to 35 knots in the evening.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- Becoming cloudy. 60% chance of showers, with possible hail during this afternoon and evening.
Wednesday 27 July
Gale Warning for Wednesday for Port Phillip
- West to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots tending west to southwesterly 30 to 40 knots before dawn then tending west to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the morning.
Thursday 28 July
- West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, easing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
- Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
Friday 29 July
- Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly during the morning.
- Around 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:40 pm EST Tuesday.