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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Victoria

Local Waters Forecast for Port Phillip

Issued at 4:44 pm EDT on Saturday 15 December 2018
for the period until midnight EDT Wednesday 19 December 2018.

Please be aware
Wind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the 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 multi centred low pressure system over Victoria will continue to weaken as it drifts southwards, moving across Tasmania during Sunday. A high pressure system will develop well south of the Bight on Monday, extending a weak ridge over Victoria late Monday and during Tuesday while a low pressure trough deepens over South Australia. This trough is expected to cross western and central Victorian coastal waters later on Wednesday.

Forecast for Saturday 15 December until midnight

Winds: Variable below 10 knots tending northerly 10 to 15 knots in the far north until early evening. Squalls to 35 knots possible with thunderstorms. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Humid. Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm early this evening.

Forecast for Sunday 16 December

Winds: Variable below 10 knots tending northerly 10 to 15 knots during the morning. Winds tending southeast to southwesterly around 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Forecast for Monday 17 December

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Tuesday 18 December

Winds: Southerly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 19 December

Winds: Variable about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

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

* 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.