Western Bass Strait Marine Weather Overview
Tides for Warrnambool
Tides for Portland
forecast windsMonday: W 25/30 kts
Tuesday: W/NW 15/25 kts
Wednesday: W/SW 20/30 kts
Northwesterly winds 25/30 knots in the far east at first this morning, but westerly winds 25/30 knots elsewhere extending throughout this morning. Squalls to 40 knots possible near the change. Winds easing to 20/25 knots tonight. Seas: 2.5/3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2/2.5 metres. Outlook Tuesday: West to northwesterly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/4 metres, tending westerly 4/5 metres around midday. Outlook Wednesday: Northwesterly 15/25 knots tending west to southwesterly 20/30 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Westerly 4/5 metres, tending southwesterly 4/5 metres during the morning.Issued Mon 10:04 EDT
Seas: Up to 3.0m
Swell: Up to 2.5m, W
most recent warnings
Thousands of north Queenslanders are being evacuated as Cyclone Debbie bears down on the coast, bringing winds of up to 240 kilometres per hour and possibly a four-metre storm surge.
Tropical cyclones have long posed a serious threat to Queensland coastal communities, but after almost every disaster there have been lessons learnt to help people better prepare.
Victoria is being hit with strong winds as the weather bureau warns of gusts of up to 100 kilometres per hour and possible thunderstorms.