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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Local Waters Forecast for Gippsland Lakes

Issued at 5:10 am EDT on Monday 6 February 2023
for the period until midnight EDT Thursday 9 February 2023.

Please be aware
Wind forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

A high pressure system south of the Bight extends a ridge across Victoria as a cold front to the south approaches Tasmania. The front will brush southern Tasmania on Monday morning, after which the ridge will move slowly southwards, to be lying across Tasmania by Tuesday night. This will allow humid easterly flow to develop over Victorian coastal waters from Wednesday as the high centre approaches Tasmania, crossing on Wednesday night and becoming established in the Tasman Sea on Thursday.

Forecast for Monday 6 February until midnight

Winds: West to southwesterly about 10 knots tending southerly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon then turning west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Tuesday 7 February

Winds: Westerly about 10 knots tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 February

Winds: South to southeasterly about 10 knots turning northerly before dawn becoming easterly 15 to 20 knots during the early afternoon. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Thursday 9 February

Winds: Easterly 15 to 20 knots becoming northeasterly below 10 knots during the evening. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:40 pm EDT Monday.

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