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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Victoria

Local Waters Forecast for Port Phillip

Issued at 5:10 am EDT on Tuesday 31 March 2020
for the period until midnight EDT Friday 3 April 2020.

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 www.bom.gov.au, by telephone 1300-659-217* or through some TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge of high pressure will persist across Victoria until later on Wednesday. An upper level trough will move towards northwestern Victoria during Wednesday before deepening over eastern Victoria on Thursday. A cold front and an associated deep low pressure system will move across waters south of the Bight on Friday with the front reaching southwestern Victoria late in the day.

Forecast for Tuesday 31 March until midnight

Winds: Westerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 1 April

Winds: East to southeasterly about 10 knots tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 2 April

Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Forecast for Friday 3 April

Winds: Variable below 10 knots becoming northerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

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

* 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 www.bom.gov.au/marine

Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast at http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts/map.shtml for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones.