Central Gippsland Coastal Waters Forecast: Wilsons Promontory to Lakes Entrance

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Forecast issued at 4:40 pm EDT on Saturday 23 March 2019.

Weather Situation

A low pressure trough crossing central Bass Strait near Port Phillip Heads at 1630hrs, is expected near Wilsons Promontory 2000hrs, Lakes Entrance 0100hrs Sunday and Gabo Island around 0500hrs Monday. A stronger cold front associated with a deepening low in the Southern Ocean is forecast to reach western Bass Strait late on Sunday, crossing remaining coastal waters overnight and early on Monday and introducing a vigorous westerly airstream across Bass Strait. A high pressure system will move into the Bight on Tuesday, extending a ridge across Victorian coastal waters. The high will cross Victoria and Bass Strait on Wednesday, reaching the Tasman Sea Wednesday night.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 20 knots ahead of a west to southwesterly change 15 to 25 knots extending eastwards this evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore later this evening.

Sunday 24 March

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning. Winds shifting northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day and increasing to 15 to 20 knots late afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the west by early evening.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Monday 25 March

Winds
Northerly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly 30 to 40 knots early in the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the morning.
Swell
Westerly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tuesday 26 March

Winds
Westerly 25 to 35 knots.
Seas
3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
Westerly 2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.

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

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