Western Bass Strait Marine Weather Overview
Tides for Warrnambool
Tides for Portland
forecast windsFriday: W 30 kts
Saturday: N/NW increasing 20/30 kts
Sunday: W 20/30 kts
Westerly 15/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the east until the early afternoon. Winds tending west to southwesterly 10/15 knots during the evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres by early evening, then decreasing below 1 metre later in the evening. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/3 metres. Outlook Saturday: Westerly around 10 knots tending north to northwesterly 20/25 knots during the morning and increasing to 20/30 knots during the afternoon. Winds tending west to northwesterly during the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2/3 metres around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 2.5/4 metres offshore. Outlook Sunday: Westerly 20/30 knots decreasing to 15/20 knots during the morning then turning northerly during the day. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/3 metres, tending westerly 2.5/3 metres during the morning.Issued Fri 10:26 EST
Seas: Up to 2.5m
Swell: Up to 3.0m, SW
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While the much of Australia's mainland sits under a high pressure system, it's a different story for Tasmania.
Most of Hobart's Myer store could be open within days but it faces "devastating" stock losses and damage, manager Peter Monachetti says.
Top Enders could see storm activity earlier and more often this season, with a key indicator for such conditions the strongest in 15 years, the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has said.