Western Port Local Waters Forecast

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Monday 22 April 2024.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system in the Tasman Sea extends a ridge over Victoria. Northwesterly winds increasing on Tuesday ahead of a trough and associated cold front that will move into western Bass Strait later Tuesday, and cross remaining Victorian waters during Tuesday evening and early Wednesday. The next ridge of high pressure will then extend over Victoria from a high in the Bight, maintaining a southwesterly flow over Bass Strait for the remainder of the week.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Clear.

Tuesday 23 April

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Western Port

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots shifting west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the late evening. Winds reaching up to 30 knots west of Sandy Point in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres west of Sandy Point later in the evening.
Weather
Mostly sunny day. 90% chance of showers in the evening. Squalls to 40 knots possible in the late afternoon and evening.

Wednesday 24 April

Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots tending west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots before dawn.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Thursday 25 April

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres west of Sandy Point.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Friday 26 April

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning then increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres, increasing to around 1 metre west of Sandy Point.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

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 EST Tuesday.

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