Western Port Local Waters Forecast

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Forecast issued at 10:11 pm EDT on Wednesday 1 February 2023.

Weather Situation

A weak cold front over central Bass Strait will cross eastern waters this afternoon as a stronger cold front approaches from the west. This front is forecast to reach Portland around 1200hrs Thursday, Cape Otway 1400hrs and Port Phillip Heads around 1600hrs. A strong and gusty westerly airstream will follow on Thursday behind the front, continuing on Friday and Saturday as a low pressure system passes to the south of Tasmania. Winds will ease throughout Sunday as a high to the west moves rapidly east and reaches southern Victoria by Sunday night.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres, increasing to below 1 metre west of Sandy Point.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 2 February

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Western Port

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning northwesterly early in the morning then tending west to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers in the afternoon and evening.

Friday 3 February

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning westerly in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres west of Sandy Point.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Saturday 4 February

Winds
West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly during the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Sunday 5 February

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming southerly below 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
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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