Western Port Local Waters Forecast

View the current warnings for Victoria

Forecast issued at 5:37 am EST on Friday 28 August 2015.

Weather Situation

A low pressure system off the southern New South Wales coast will drift slowly southeastwards today. Another small low pressure system will form over Bass Strait on Saturday then will move away to the east on Sunday. Meanwhile a high pressure system south of the Bight will drift to the south of Tasmania late Sunday and an associated ridge will extend across western Victoria. The ridge will contract eastwards on Monday as the next low pressure trough approaches from the west.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, locally reaching 25 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Saturday 29 August

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre later in the evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon with possible hail.

Sunday 30 August

Winds
Southwesterly below 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly during the morning.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Monday 31 August

Winds
Variable below 10 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
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 EST Friday.

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