Port Phillip Local Waters Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:43 pm EDT on Friday 31 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A low pressure trough over far western Bass Strait is expected near Cape Otway about 2000, Port Phillip Heads around 2300, Wilsons Promontory around 0100 Saturday and Gabo Island around 0700 Saturday. A cold front embedded in a strengthening westerly airflow will follow the trough by about six hours and an associated deep low pressure system will pass just south of Tasmania later on Saturday. A high pressure system will move over Bight waters on Saturday night before drifting slowly towards western Victoria on Sunday then crossing the State Sunday night to reach the Tasman Sea on Monday. The high will move southeastwards over the southern Tasman Sea on Tuesday while a low pressure trough will reach western Victoria during the afternoon and central parts of the State in the evening.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting westerly to around 20 knots during the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower later tonight.

Saturday 1 November

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Port Phillip

Winds
Westerly 15 to 25 knots tending west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the morning then becoming westerly 20 to 25 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain with stronger squalls. Possible hail in the afternoon and evening.

Sunday 2 November

Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning southerly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Monday 3 November

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southeast to southwesterly to around 15 knots during the afternoon then tending east to southeasterly during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Tuesday 4 November

Winds
East to northeasterly below 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon. Wind shifting southwesterly at around 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

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 Saturday.

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