Western Port Local Waters Forecast

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Forecast issued at 10:01 pm EDT on Sunday 19 January 2020.

Weather Situation

A low pressure trough over Victoria will deepen tonight, with a low pressure system forming over eastern Victoria on Monday as a weak high pressure system moves over the Bight and extends a ridge to the south of Tasmania. During Tuesday the low is forecast to move away to the east as the high pressure ridge moves over Bass Strait and a cold front crosses waters south of the Bight. The front will enter Bass Strait on Wednesday and move east in to the Tasman by Thursday morning. A ridge of high pressure is then expected to move in from the west later Thursday.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
Easterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres west of Sandy Point.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Monday 20 January

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Western Port

Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots, tending south to southeasterly 20 to 30 knots during the early afternoon. Winds tending south to southwesterly at night and easing to 20 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Humid. Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tuesday 21 January

Winds
Southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Wednesday 22 January

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots shifting west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Becoming cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Thursday 23 January

Winds
West to southwesterly about 10 knots tending northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then tending westerly during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres west of Sandy Point during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

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 Monday.

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