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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Local Waters Forecast for Port Phillip

Issued at 5:10 am EDT on Wednesday 23 October 2019
for the period until midnight EDT Saturday 26 October 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 high pressure system centred over the Tasman Sea will extend a ridge over Tasmania today. A cold front and associated trough will approach far western Victorian coastal waters late Thursday night and sweep through Bass Strait on Friday. A vigorous westerly airflow will follow the front and persist over Bass Strait on Saturday.

Forecast for Wednesday 23 October until midnight

Winds: North to northeasterly below 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly around 10 knots in the middle of the day then tending east to southeasterly in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Sunny. Patchy morning fog in the south with reduced visibility.

Forecast for Thursday 24 October

Winds: North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning and further increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Friday 25 October

Winds: Northerly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers, with possible hail in the evening. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Saturday 26 October

Winds: Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning west to southwesterly during the day. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Possible hail in the afternoon and evening.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:40 pm EDT Wednesday.

* 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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