Western Bass Strait Marine Weather Overview
Tides for Warrnambool
Tides for Portland
forecast windsTuesday: NW 25 kts
Wednesday: N/NW 20/30 kts
Thursday: SW 15/20 kts
Monday: Westerly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore. Seas: 2/2.5 metres. Swell: Westerly 2.5/3 metres. Tuesday: Westerly 15/20 knots tending northwesterly during the morning and reaching up to 25 knots offshore. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly 2.5/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres during the morning, then tending westerly 4/5 metres during the afternoon. Outlook Wednesday: Northwesterly 15/25 knots tending north to northwesterly 20/30 knots in the morning then shifting southwesterly during the afternoon then easing to 15/25 knots during the evening. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Swell: Westerly 4/5 metres, tending southwesterly 4/5 metres during the morning. Outlook Thursday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots turning southerly during the afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 5/6 metres.Issued Mon 23:31 EDT
Seas: Up to 2.5m
Swell: Up to 5.0m, W
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