Western Port Local Waters Forecast

View the current warnings for Victoria

Forecast issued at 4:42 pm EDT on Thursday 23 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system is passing just south of Tasmania and will reach the southern Tasman Sea on Friday. A low pressure trough will enter western Victorian coastal waters Friday afternoon, clearing eastern waters early Saturday as another high pressure system rapidly approaches Tasmania. This high will also move rapidly over the southern Tasman Sea on Sunday and a cold front will cross Bight waters to reach western Bass Strait Sunday night. The cold front will rapidly cross Bass Strait and Victoria and should cross the bays prior to dawn on Monday and reach Gabo Island about midday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Easterly 20 to 25 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres west of Sandy Point.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 24 October

Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.

Saturday 25 October

Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of drizzle in the morning.

Sunday 26 October

Winds
Easterly 15 to 25 knots turning variable to 10 knots during the afternoon then northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during at night.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Cloud increasing. 20% chance of a shower.

Monday 27 October

Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots shifting westerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres west of Sandy Point during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

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 Friday.

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