Western Port Local Waters Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:40 pm EST on Tuesday 20 August 2019.

Weather Situation

A strong west to southwesterly airstream will persist across Bass Strait as embedded cold fronts pass across Bass Strait and Tasmania tonight and again Wednesday night. A large high pressure over the Bight will move towards Victoria late Thursday then will drift across southern New South Wales on Friday. The next cold front will move over South Australia on Saturday as an associated low pressure system crosses waters south of the Bight.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Western Port

Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres west of Sandy Point.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Wednesday 21 August

Gale Warning for Wednesday for Western Port

Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon then increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the evening. Winds reaching up to 35 knots in the late evening with stronger squalls.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres west of Sandy Point.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Thursday 22 August

Winds
West to southwesterly 25 to 35 knots becoming southwesterly 20 to 30 knots early in the morning then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
Seas
2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Friday 23 August

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 24 August

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres west of Sandy Point during the afternoon or evening.
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 EST Wednesday.

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