Port Phillip Local Waters Forecast

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Wednesday 22 February 2017.

Weather Situation

A cold front approaching from the west is expected near Cape Otway 1900hrs, Port Phillip Heads 2100hrs and Wilsons Promontory 2300hrs Wednesday. The front will clear eastern waters Thursday, expected near Gabo Island 0800hrs. A new high pressure system will develop over the Bight on Thursday and will extend a ridge eastwards over southern Victoria. A weak cold front will cross Tasmania late Friday and then the high will pass to the south of Victoria Saturday night before reaching the Tasman Sea on Sunday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Port Phillip

Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots, shifting south to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots late tonight and then easing to 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Clear.

Thursday 23 February

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending westerly before dawn then turning southerly in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny morning. 20% chance of drizzle in the evening.

Friday 24 February

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% chance of drizzle.

Saturday 25 February

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly 20 to 25 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of drizzle.

Sunday 26 February

Winds
East to southeasterly 20 to 30 knots tending east to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then tending east to southeasterly during the day.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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 Thursday.

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