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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Local Waters Forecast for Port Phillip

Issued at 4:45 pm EST on Thursday 22 August 2019
for the period until midnight EST Monday 26 August 2019.

Please be aware
Wind 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.

Warning Information

Details of warnings are available on the Bureau's website, by telephone 1300-659-217* or through some TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation

A large high pressure system centred to the west of Adelaide will move east towards Victoria tonight and then will drift across southern New South Wales on Friday. A cold front will cross Bass Strait on Saturday before a ridge of high pressure extends over inland Victoria on Sunday and persists during Monday.

Forecast for Thursday 22 August until midnight

Winds: South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to southwesterly 5 to 10 knots towards midnight. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Friday 23 August

Winds: Westerly 5 to 10 knots tending northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the early morning. Winds turning northerly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon and early evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Saturday 24 August

Winds: Northerly 20 to 30 knots tending northwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon then shifting west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon. Winds easing to 10 to 15 knots at night. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre by early evening. Weather: Mostly sunny morning. 80% chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. Possible hail in the south at night.

Forecast for Sunday 25 August

Winds: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly about 10 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Forecast for Monday 26 August

Winds: West to northwesterly about 10 knots becoming south to southwesterly during the afternoon then becoming west to northwesterly during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:10 am EST Friday.

* Calls to 1300 number cost around 27.5c inc. GST, higher from mobiles or public phones. Marine forecasts are also available on VHF and HF radio. View the radio schedule on

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