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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Local Waters Forecast for Gippsland Lakes

Issued at 4:40 pm EST on Wednesday 18 September 2019
for the period until midnight EST Sunday 22 September 2019.

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

Details of warnings are available on the Bureau's website, by telephone 1300-659-217* or through some TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system is over the Tasman sea. A cold front will approach western Bass Strait Thursday night, moving across western and central waters on Friday and clearing eastern waters Saturday afternoon.

Forecast for Wednesday 18 September until midnight

Winds: East to northeasterly about 10 knots. Weather: Clear.

Forecast for Thursday 19 September

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then tending northeasterly in the evening. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Friday 20 September

Winds: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the morning. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Saturday 21 September

Winds: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting westerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm during the morning.

Forecast for Sunday 22 September

Winds: Westerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:10 am EST Thursday.

* Calls to 1300 number cost around 27.5c inc. GST, higher from mobiles or public phones. Marine forecasts are also available on VHF and HF radio. View the radio schedule on

Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast at for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones.