Port Phillip Local Waters Forecast

View the current warnings for Victoria

Forecast issued at 4:40 pm EDT on Monday 24 February 2020.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will move slowly east over the next few days. A low pressure trough over central Bass Strait will slowly cross to eastern Bass Strait on Tuesday afternoon as a cold front approaches from the southwest. The cold front will sweep through Bass Strait early on Wednesday, with a high pressure ridge extending across Victoria following the front Wednesday night. A weak cold front will cross Tasmania during Thursday as a high pressure system builds within the ridge south of Western Australia, moving to waters south of the Bight on Friday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Humid. Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tuesday 25 February

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly around 10 knots during the morning and 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon before shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and early evening.

Wednesday 26 February

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots tending west to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots during the morning then shifting southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the early afternoon. Winds decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Thursday 27 February

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending westerly during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 28 February

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots tending southwesterly during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
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 EDT Tuesday.

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