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Tides for Warrnambool

Low Thu 20:32 EST (0.6m)
High Thu 23:33 EST (0.7m)
Low Fri 05:29 EST (0.4m)
High Fri 13:07 EST (1.3m)

Tides for Portland

Low Thu 20:32 EST (0.6m)
High Thu 23:33 EST (0.6m)
Low Fri 05:29 EST (0.4m)
High Fri 13:07 EST (1.2m)

forecast winds

Thursday: N/NW 35 kts
Friday: NW 30 kts
Saturday: NW 35 kts

forecast

North to northwesterly 25/30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore in the afternoon. Winds shifting southwesterly in the late afternoon then easing to 15/25 knots this evening. Seas: 2/3 metres, increasing to 2.5/4 metres offshore this afternoon then abating to near 2 metres tonight. Swell: West to southwesterly 2.5/3 metres, increasing to 2.5/4 metres in the far west. Outlook Friday: West to southwesterly 15/20 knots turning northwesterly in the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres around midday. Swell: West to southwesterly 2.5/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres offshore. 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 1.5/2.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Westerly 3/5 metres, tending southwesterly 5/6 metres during the morning.

Issued Thu 10:12 EST

Seas: Up to 4.0m
Swell: Up to 4.0m, W

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