Western Port Local Waters Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:40 pm EST on Saturday 27 May 2017.

Weather Situation

A high pressure ridge to the east of the State will drift eastwards this evening while a strong cold front approaches from the west. The front will reach Portland approximately 2000hrs this evening, Cape Otway around 0000hrs Sunday and Port Phillip Heads 0300hrs Sunday. A weak high pressure ridge will develop over the State on Monday as another strong front develops over the Bight. The front will cross the State on Tuesday with a cold and unstable southwesterly airstream to follow.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Western Port

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots, increasing to 15 to 25 knots during the evening and reaching 30 knots in the southwest.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres west of Sandy Point.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Sunday 28 May

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Western Port

Winds
North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots shifting westerly 15 to 25 knots around dawn. Wind increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the early afternoon then tending west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the early evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Possible hail in the afternoon and evening.

Monday 29 May

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning north to northwesterly in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers, with possible hail in the early morning.

Tuesday 30 May

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southwesterly during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Wednesday 31 May

Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre west of Sandy Point.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% 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 5:10 am EST Sunday.

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