Western Port Local Waters Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:10 am EDT on Thursday 23 February 2017.

Weather Situation

A weak cold front crossing eastern Bass Strait should reach Gabo island around 1100 this morning while an associated low pressure system southwest of Tasmania will drift further to the south. A new high pressure system will develop over the Bight on Thursday and will extend a ridge eastwards over southern Victoria. A weak cold front will cross Tasmania late Friday and then the high will move eastwards, crossing Tasmania on Saturday night to reach the southern Tasman Sea on Sunday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southwesterly in the early afternoon then freshening to 15 to 20 knots late in the day.
Seas
Up to 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny morning. 20% chance of drizzle later tonight.

Friday 24 February

Winds
South to southwesterly about 10 knots increasing to around 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% chance of drizzle.

Saturday 25 February

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of rain.

Sunday 26 February

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots turning easterly during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres west of Sandy Point.
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 4:40 pm EDT Thursday.

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