Forecast issued at 4:40 pm EST on Thursday 30 July 2015.
A cold front near Portland at 1600 this afternoon should cross the bays and Wilsons Promontory around 2100 tonight then clear eastern waters about 0200 Friday. Another cold front will approach far western Bass Strait Friday night before sweeping across Bass Strait during Saturday and another looks set to follow Sunday night into Monday.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Gale Warning for Thursday for Port Phillip
- Northerly 25 to 35 knots turning westerly then easing to 15 to 25 knots in the late evening.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres later in the evening.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Friday 31 July
- Westerly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning then turning northwest to northerly in the late afternoon and reaching 20 knots in the evening.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the south later in the evening.
- Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.
Saturday 1 August
- Northerly increasing to 20 to 30 knots before dawn then tending west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning then easing to around 15 knots in the afternoon and tending northwest to westerly by evening.
- 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
- Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Sunday 2 August
- Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
- 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy.
Monday 3 August
- West to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning then tending westerly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
- 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the evening.
- Cloudy. 60% chance of showers, with possible hail in the morning and afternoon.
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.