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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Local Waters Forecast for Gippsland Lakes

Issued at 5:10 am EST on Thursday 28 May 2020
for the period until midnight EST Sunday 31 May 2020.

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 over central Australia will cross northern Victoria on Friday before slowly moving over the Tasman Sea on Saturday. A cold front will approach western waters late Saturday before crossing the remainder of Bass Strait Sunday morning. Another strong cold front is expected during Monday.

Forecast for Thursday 28 May until midnight

Winds: West to northwesterly about 10 knots. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Friday 29 May

Winds: West to northwesterly about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly in the early afternoon then becoming northerly in the late evening. Weather: Patchy morning fog with reduced visibility. Sunny afternoon.

Forecast for Saturday 30 May

Winds: Variable about 10 knots. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Sunday 31 May

Winds: Northerly about 10 knots becoming west to northwesterly during the day. Weather: Partly cloudy.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:40 pm EST Thursday.

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