Port Phillip Local Waters Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:42 pm EDT on Thursday 23 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system is passing just south of Tasmania and will reach the southern Tasman Sea on Friday. A low pressure trough will enter western Victorian coastal waters Friday afternoon, clearing eastern waters early Saturday as another high pressure system rapidly approaches Tasmania. This high will also move rapidly over the southern Tasman Sea on Sunday and a cold front will cross Bight waters to reach western Bass Strait Sunday night. The cold front will rapidly cross Bass Strait and Victoria and should cross the bays prior to dawn on Monday and reach Gabo Island about midday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Port Phillip

Winds
South to southeasterly around 15 knots tending east to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the early evening and reaching up to 30 knots later in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Friday 24 October

Winds
Easterly 15 to 25 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Saturday 25 October

Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of drizzle in the morning.

Sunday 26 October

Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots tending variable to 10 knots by late morning then tending northerly and increasing to 15 to 25 knots at night.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Cloud increasing. 20% chance of a late shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Monday 27 October

Winds
Northerly 20 to 30 knots shifting west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

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 5:10 am EDT Friday.

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