Western Port Local Waters Forecast

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Forecast issued at 10:31 am EDT on Saturday 28 February 2015.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system is located near New Zealand. A cold front will cross waters south of the Bight to reach western Bass Strait this afternoon. The front will push eastwards and is expected near Cape Otway around 3pm, near Wilsons Promontory around 8pm and near Gabo Island around 4am Sunday. A high pressure ridge will extend across southern Victoria from Sunday through until Tuesday. Another cold front will move rapidly across Bight waters on Monday, crossing Tasmania Tasmania late in the day.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Western Port

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots west of Sandy Point in the evening. Winds shifting southwesterly in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm at night.

Sunday 1 March

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly below 10 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning.

Monday 2 March

Winds
South to southeasterly below 10 knots becoming easterly during the morning then becoming south to southeasterly during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Tuesday 3 March

Winds
South to southwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day then decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

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 EDT Saturday.

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