Western Port Local Waters Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:40 pm EDT on Saturday 5 December 2020.

Weather Situation

A cold front over central Bass Strait is moving east as an associated low pressure system moves over the Southern Ocean. The front is expected to reach Port Phillip Heads around 2100hrs. The low is expected to move well south of Tasmania during Sunday as another cold front approaches from the west. This front will cross Victoria and Bass Strait early on Monday as a high pressure system develops of WA. The high will then cross the Bight on Tuesday and weaken as another front develops over the Southern Ocean. This front is expected to cross Tasmania on Wednesday as another high develops south of WA.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning west to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Sunday 6 December

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Western Port

Winds
West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm at night.

Monday 7 December

Winds
West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm with possible hail.

Tuesday 8 December

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending westerly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres west of Sandy Point.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Wednesday 9 December

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Please be awareWind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:10 am EDT Sunday.

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