Port Phillip Local Waters Forecast

View the current warnings for Victoria

Forecast issued at 4:40 pm EST on Tuesday 20 August 2019.

Weather Situation

A strong west to southwesterly airstream will persist across Bass Strait as embedded cold fronts pass across Bass Strait and Tasmania tonight and again Wednesday night. A large high pressure over the Bight will move towards Victoria late Thursday then will drift across southern New South Wales on Friday. The next cold front will move over South Australia on Saturday as an associated low pressure system crosses waters south of the Bight.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Port Phillip

Winds
West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.

Wednesday 21 August

Gale Warning for Wednesday for Port Phillip

Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the morning then increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the evening. Winds reaching up to 35 knots in the south in the late evening with stronger squalls.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres later in the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Thursday 22 August

Winds
Southwesterly 25 to 35 knots decreasing to 25 to 30 knots early in the morning then decreasing to 20 to 25 knots by midday. Winds further easing to 15 to 20 knots by the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 23 August

Winds
West to southwesterly below 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly during the morning then increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 24 August

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Please be awareWind 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.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:10 am EST Wednesday.

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