Eastern Bass Strait Marine Weather Overview
Tides for EdenHigh Thu 19:15 EST (1.9m)
Low Fri 02:02 EST (0.2m)
High Fri 08:02 EST (1.4m)
Low Fri 13:34 EST (0.5m)
Tides for Lakes EntranceHigh Thu 19:49 EST (0.8m)
Low Fri 02:36 EST (0.2m)
High Fri 08:36 EST (0.7m)
Low Fri 14:08 EST (0.3m)
forecast windsThursday: N/NW 35 kts
Friday: W/SW 20/35 kts
Saturday: N/NW 20/30 kts
West to northwesterly 15/20 knots tending north to northwesterly 20/25 knots in the afternoon. Winds reaching up to 35 knots offshore in the late evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres by early evening. Swell: West to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres in the west later in the evening. Outlook Friday: West to southwesterly 20/35 knots extending throughout early in the morning then easing to 15/25 knots late in the morning then tending northwest to northeasterly 15/20 knots in the evening. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1/2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre around midday. Swell: West to southwesterly 2/4 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Outlook Saturday: North to northwesterly 20/30 knots turning westerly during the morning. Seas: 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Swell: West to southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2/4 metres during the morning.Issued Thu 10:12 EST
Seas: Up to 3.0m
Swell: Up to 2.0m, W
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