Northern Bass Strait Marine Weather Overview
Tides for Port Phillip HeadsHigh Thu 22:05 EST (1.3m)
Low Fri 04:06 EST (0.4m)
High Fri 11:37 EST (1.5m)
Low Fri 16:50 EST (0.9m)
Tides for GeelongLow Thu 19:43 EST (0.7m)
High Fri 01:03 EST (1.0m)
Low Fri 08:39 EST (0.3m)
High Fri 15:18 EST (1.0m)
forecast windsThursday: N/NW 40 kts
Friday: NW 30 kts
Saturday: NW 35 kts
North to northwesterly 25/30 knots, reaching up to 40 knots during the afternoon and evening. Winds shifting southwesterly in the late evening at 20/30 knots. Seas: 2/4 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres, tending westerly 2/3 metres by early evening. Outlook Friday: West to southwesterly 15/25 knots turning northwesterly in the late morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the late evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning, increasing to 2/2.5 metres offshore later in the evening. Swell: Westerly 2/3 metres. Outlook Saturday: Northwesterly 25/30 knots reaching 35 knots at times, turning westerly 20/30 knots during the morning. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1.5/2 metres during the evening. Swell: Westerly 2/4 metres, tending southwesterly 2.5/4 metres during the afternoon.Issued Thu 10:12 EST
Seas: Up to 4.0m
Swell: Up to 3.0m, W
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