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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Local Waters Forecast for Gippsland Lakes

Issued at 4:40 pm EST on Wednesday 12 August 2020
for the period until midnight EST Sunday 16 August 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 northerly airstream will persist across Victorian coastal waters until the end of the week. A low pressure system over waters south of the Bight will move east and weaken on Friday as an upper level trough crosses the State. Another low will develop off the south coast of NSW on Saturday as a large high pressure system moves over South Australia. The low is expected to remain slow moving during Sunday as a weak high pressure ridge extends over western Bass Strait.

Forecast for Wednesday 12 August until midnight

Winds: Northeasterly about 10 knots. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Thursday 13 August

Winds: Northerly below 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly in the middle of the day. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. Patchy morning fog with reduced visibility.

Forecast for Friday 14 August

Winds: Variable about 10 knots. Weather: Cloudy. Patchy fog in the early morning with reduced visibility. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

Forecast for Saturday 15 August

Winds: West to northwesterly below 10 knots becoming south to southwesterly in the afternoon. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Forecast for Sunday 16 August

Winds: Westerly 10 to 15 knots. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

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

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