Western Bass Strait Marine Weather Overview
Tides for Warrnambool
Tides for Portland
forecast windsMonday: SW 25 kts
Tuesday: E 15/20 kts
Wednesday: W/NW 25/30 kts
Thursday: W 20/30 kts
Monday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots in the far east at first this evening. Winds easing to 10/15 knots over western waters tonight. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres in the far east. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 metres. Tuesday: South to southwesterly 10/15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning. Coastal seabreezes to 15 knots during the early afternoon then winds becoming easterly 15/20 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1/1.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres around midday. Outlook Wednesday: Northeasterly 15/25 knots tending northerly 25/30 knots around midday then shifting west to northwesterly 25/30 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, tending westerly 1/1.5 metres by early evening. Outlook Thursday: Westerly 20/30 knots turning southwesterly around 10 knots during the day. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Westerly 2/3 metres.Issued Mon 16:40 EDT
Seas: Up to 1.5m
Swell: Up to 2.5m, SW
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