Northern Bass Strait Marine Weather Overview
Tides for Port Phillip Heads
Tides for Geelong
forecast windsTuesday: W 25 kts
Wednesday: SW 20/30 kts
Thursday: SW 15/25 kts
Westerly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots in the far west. Winds lighter near the coast with afternoon inshore seabreezes around 10 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly 2/2.5 metres, increasing to 2/4 metres in the west. Outlook Wednesday: North to northwesterly 15/20 knots shifting southwesterly 20/30 knots in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres in the far west during the morning. Swell: West to southwesterly 2.5/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres in the far west. Outlook Thursday: Southwesterly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/3 metres, increasing to 3/5 metres in the west.Issued Tue 05:10 EDT
Seas: Up to 2.0m
Swell: Up to 4.0m, W
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Strong Wind Warning for Port Phillip, Western Port, West Coast, Central Coast and Central Gippsland Coast
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Cyclone Debbie is just hours away from making landfall in north Queensland, possibly as a category five system, where winds are already hitting buildings "like a freight train".
Evacuation centres are designed to be a safe place to wait out a cyclone â?? not be a home away from home.
Cyclone Debbie is maintaining its intensity as it moves towards the Queensland coast, with meteorologists predicting it will make landfall about 1pm.