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Tides for Warrnambool

Tides for Portland

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Tuesday: NW 25 kts
Wednesday: N 20/30 kts
Thursday: W/NW 30/40 kts
Friday: W 20/30 kts


Tuesday: Northwesterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots in the far west in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore. Swell: Southwesterly 4 metres. Wednesday: Northwesterly 20/25 knots turning northerly during the morning and increasing to 20/30 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres, decreasing to 2.5/3 metres during the morning, then tending west to southwesterly 2.5 metres by early evening. Outlook Thursday: North to northwesterly 30/35 tending west to northwesterly 30/40 knots during the morning then shifting west to southwesterly during the afternoon. Winds tending southwesterly 25/30 knots during the evening. Seas: 2.5/4 metres. Swell: Westerly 3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres during the morning. Outlook Friday: Westerly 20/30 knots. Seas: 2/2.5 metres. Swell: Westerly 4 metres.

Issued Tue 16:40 EST

Seas: Up to 3.0m
Swell: Up to 4.0m, WSW

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