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Local Waters Forecast for Gippsland Lakes

Issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Monday 18 October 2021
for the period until midnight EDT Friday 22 October 2021.

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 trough and cold front will clear out of eastern waters overnight as a high pressure system strengthens southwest of Tasmania. This high will pass south of Tasmania during Tuesday, and then strengthen further in the southern Tasman Sea on Wednesday. A trough moving through the Bight is likely to reach western waters late on Thursday as a weakening cold front slides away to the south. The trough will remain slow moving over Victoria on Friday as another cold front approaches from the west.

Forecast for Monday 18 October until midnight

Winds: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots. Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Forecast for Tuesday 19 October

Winds: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon. Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Forecast for Wednesday 20 October

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly early in the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Forecast for Thursday 21 October

Winds: East to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Friday 22 October

Winds: North to northeasterly about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly in the middle of the day then tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening. Weather: Partly cloudy.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:10 am EDT Tuesday.

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