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Tides for Warrnambool

Low Fri 20:35 EST (0.6m)
High Sat 00:07 EST (0.7m)
Low Sat 06:10 EST (0.4m)
High Sat 13:30 EST (1.3m)

Tides for Portland

Low Fri 20:35 EST (0.6m)
High Sat 00:07 EST (0.7m)
Low Sat 06:10 EST (0.4m)
High Sat 13:30 EST (1.2m)

forecast winds

Friday: NW 30 kts
Saturday: W 30 kts
Sunday: W 20/30 kts


Northwesterly 15/20 knots increasing to 20/25 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres offshore around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/3 metres. Outlook Saturday: Northwesterly 20/25 knots turning southwesterly before dawn then tending westerly in the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the morning and again in the late evening. Seas: 2.5/4 metres, decreasing to 2/2.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 4 metres, increasing to 4/6 metres during the morning. Outlook Sunday: Westerly 20/30 knots. Seas: 2.5/3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 4/6 metres.

Issued Fri 10:22 EST

Seas: Up to 3.0m
Swell: Up to 3.0m, SW

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13:45 EST

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