Western Port Local Waters Forecast

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Forecast updated at 4:56 pm EDT on Wednesday 4 March 2015.

Weather Situation

A strong cold front south of the Bight will enter west Bass Strait later tonight and move rapidly through remaining Bass Strait waters early Thursday morning, as an associated deep low passes well south of Tasmania. Further cold fronts embedded in a vigorous west to southwesterly airstream will rapidly cross Tasmania later Thursday and again on Saturday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Western Port

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots at night and reaching 25 to 30 knots in the south towards midnight.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres west of Sandy Point by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Thursday 5 March

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Western Port

Winds
Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots with possible squalls to 45 knots during the early morning. Southwesterly winds easing to 15 to 25 knots in the morning. Winds tending west to southwesterly during the evening and reaching 25 to 30 knots at times in the south.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres west of Sandy Point.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Friday 6 March

Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots tending west to southwesterly and easing to 15 to 25 knots in the morning and easing to 10 15 knots by the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres west of Sandy Point.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Saturday 7 March

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres west of Sandy Point during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Sunday 8 March

Winds
West to northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day then turning south to southwesterly during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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 EDT Thursday.

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