Local Waters Forecast for Port Phillip
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Local Waters Forecast for Port Phillip
Issued at 10:00 pm EST on Friday 23 August 2019
for the period until midnight EST Tuesday 27 August 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 www.bom.gov.au, by
telephone 1300-659-217* or through some TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation
A cold front approaching from the west will cross Bass Strait Saturday,
forecast near Portland 1300hrs, Cape Otway 1500hrs, Port Phillip Heads 1700hrs,
Wilsons Promontory 1900hrs, Lakes Entrance 2200hrs and Gabo Island 0100hrs
Sunday. A high pressure system centred over the Bight will extend a a ridge of
high pressure over inland Victoria on Monday and Tuesday as the next cold front
crossing the Southern Ocean approaches Tasmania.

Forecast for Friday 23 August until midnight
Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Weather: Clear.

Forecast for Saturday 24 August
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Port Phillip
Winds: Northerly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots before dawn. Winds
tending north to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon then to
shifting southwesterly 20 to 25 knots in the evening and locally reaching 30
knots. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Becoming cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Forecast for Sunday 25 August
Winds: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the
morning. Seas: Around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Forecast for Monday 26 August
Winds: West to southwesterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather:
Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Tuesday 27 August
Winds: West to northwesterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather:
Partly cloudy.

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

* 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.

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