Western Port Local Waters Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:40 pm EDT on Wednesday 26 February 2020.

Weather Situation

The cold front that crossed Bass Strait earlier today is now over the Tasman Sea. Another weaker cold front will cross Tasmania and Bass Strait during Thursday as a high pressure system builds south of Western Australia. This high centre will move to waters south of the Bight on Friday and will extend a weak ridge across northern Bass Strait during the weekend.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots tonight.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres west of Sandy Point.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 27 February

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Western Port

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning and further increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon. Winds locally reaching up to 30 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres west of Sandy Point during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy.

Friday 28 February

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of light showers in the morning and early afternoon.

Saturday 29 February

Winds
West to northwesterly about 10 knots becoming southwesterly during the afternoon then becoming south to southeasterly during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Sunday 1 March

Winds
East to southeasterly below 10 knots becoming south to southwesterly during the morning then tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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 EDT Thursday.

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