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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Local Waters Forecast for Port Phillip

Issued at 4:48 pm EST on Monday 22 April 2019
for the period until midnight EST Friday 26 April 2019.

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

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Bight will extend a ridge across southern Victoria on Tuesday as a weak low pressure trough persists near northeastern Victoria. The trough will weaken on Wednesday while the ridge will persist across Victoria as a cold front crosses Tasmania. A stronger cold front is forecast to approach southwestern Victoria late on Thursday before moving through Bass Strait on Friday.

Forecast for Monday 22 April until midnight

Winds: Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Tuesday 23 April

Winds: South to southeasterly to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon before easing to less than 10 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 24 April

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly in the afternoon then turning west to northwesterly below 10 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Cloud clearing.

Forecast for Thursday 25 April

Winds: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots increasing 15 to 20 knots at night. Seas: Below 1 metre increasing to around 1 metre at night. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Friday 26 April

Winds: West to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots tending west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

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

Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast at for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones.