Western Port Local Waters Forecast

No warnings for Victoria

Forecast issued at 5:10 am EST on Wednesday 24 September 2014.

Weather Situation

A slow moving high pressure system lies over the Tasman Sea. A low pressure trough over South Australia will move into western Bass Strait this afternoon and will cross the remainder Bass Strait on Wednesday night. Meanwhile a high pressure system will develop over the Bight and extend a ridge across southern Victoria on Thursday with a weak cold front moving across Tasmania on Thursday night. The high will then move slowly eastwards across southern New South Wales on Friday and into the Tasman Sea on Saturday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms later this afternoon and evening.

Thursday 25 September

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Friday 26 September

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Saturday 27 September

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

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 4:40 pm EST Wednesday.

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