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 GeelongHigh Fri 01:03 EST (1.0m)
Low Fri 08:39 EST (0.3m)
High Fri 15:18 EST (1.0m)
Low Fri 21:14 EST (0.6m)
forecast windsThursday: NW 40 kts
Friday: NW 30 kts
Saturday: NW 25/30 kts
Sunday: W/NW 20/30 kts
Thursday: Northwesterly 25/35 knots, reaching up to 40 knots in the early evening. Winds turning southwesterly 20/30 knots in the late evening. Seas: 2.5/4 metres in the east. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening. 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: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the morning. Outlook Saturday: Northwesterly 25/30 knots turning southwesterly in the morning then tending westerly 20/25 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: 2.5/4 metres, decreasing to 2/2.5 metres around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 2/4 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Outlook Sunday: West to northwesterly 20/30 knots. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 3/5 metres during the morning.Issued Thu 16:40 EST
Seas: Up to 2.5m
Swell: Up to 2.5m, SW
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Gale Warning for the Port Phillip, Western Port, West Coast, Central Coast, Central Gippsland Coast and East Gippsland Coast
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An unusual weather pattern is bringing storms to parts of southern Western Australia, with residents in the Central West, Lower West, Great Southern and Central Wheatbelt districts told to brace for damaging winds and possible flash flooding.
While northern parts of the country have experienced unseasonably warm temperatures, winter is business as usual in the south.
The former owner of the Grantham quarry that allegedly contributed to the fatal 2011 flood has said the western embankment beside the quarry was a natural landmark and not manmade.