Port Phillip Local Waters Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:49 pm EST on Thursday 31 July 2014.

Weather Situation

A strong cold front will extend through east Bass Strait later this afternoon to clear Gabo Island by 7pm this evening. Meanwhile, a deep complex low pressure system will pass south of Tasmania. Another cold front will move from the Southern Ocean to cross Bass Strait on Friday with a very cold southwest to southerly airflow extending over the Strait. The next high pressure system will then rapidly approach from the Bight, reaching western Bass Strait late on Saturday. A high pressure ridge will extend across northern Victoria on Sunday and Monday, with high pressure centres located in the Bight and the Tasman Sea.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Gale Warning for Thursday for Port Phillip

Winds
Westerly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots in the evening. Winds tending northwesterly in the late evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.

Friday 1 August

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Port Phillip

Winds
West to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Possible hail in the morning and afternoon. The chance of thunderstorms from the morning until evening. Gusty winds in the afternoon.

Saturday 2 August

Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning westerly below 10 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.

Sunday 3 August

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots becoming variable below knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.

Monday 4 August

Winds
Northwesterly about 10 knots becoming variable below knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

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 EST Friday.

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