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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Victoria

Local Waters Forecast for Port Phillip

Issued at 4:40 pm EDT on Monday 27 January 2020
for the period until midnight EDT Friday 31 January 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 ridge of high pressure will persist across Victoria for the next few days as a high centred over the Bight slowly makes its way eastwards, reaching the Tasman Sea by Wednesday night. A trough of low pressure is likely to deepen over the Bight later on Thursday before approaching western Victoria on Friday night.

Forecast for Monday 27 January until midnight

Winds: Southerly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Tuesday 28 January

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly at around 15 knots in the afternoon and early evening. Southerly wind easing below 10 knots during the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to below 1 metre around midday. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 29 January

Winds: Variable below 10 knots tending south to southeasterly around 10 knots during the afternoon then tending easterly during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Cloud clearing.

Forecast for Thursday 30 January

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Friday 31 January

Winds: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny day. The chance of a late thunderstorm.

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