Western Port Local Waters Forecast

View the current warnings for Victoria

Forecast issued at 3:35 pm EST on Sunday 3 May 2015.

Weather Situation

A high pressure ridge over Victoria and Bass Strait will move away to the east during Monday as a cold front approaches the western Bass Strait in the evening. The front will move rapidly across Bass Strait overnight Monday and early Tuesday as an associated deep low pressure system passes south of Tasmania. Further cold fronts will move across Bass Strait and Tasmania during Wednesday and Thursday, maintaining a vigorous westerly flow over Bass Strait.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
South to southwesterly below 10 knots becoming easterly in the late evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 4 May

Winds
East to northeasterly below 10 knots becoming northerly early in the morning then increasing to 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Tuesday 5 May

Winds
Northerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots before dawn then tending northwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late morning and afternoon with possible hail.

Wednesday 6 May

Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres west of Sandy Point.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Thursday 7 May

Winds
West to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres west of Sandy Point.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

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 EST Monday.

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