Central Gippsland Coastal Waters Forecast: Wilsons Promontory to Lakes Entrance

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Forecast issued at 4:40 pm EDT on Friday 18 January 2019.

Weather Situation

A low pressure trough is over eastern Bass Strait. A cold front will cross Tasmania this evening, pushing the trough eastwards to be over the Tasman Sea by early Saturday morning. Meanwhile another high will form south of Western Australia and move over waters south of the Bight during the weekend, extending a ridge across Victoria. The high will reach the Tasman Sea on Monday before becoming slow-moving on Tuesday. A weak upper level trough will move over South Australia on Sunday but then is likely to weaken over northern Victoria later on Monday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Central Gippsland Coast

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 20 knots becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon and early evening, reaching up to 30 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Humid. Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Saturday 19 January

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Central Gippsland Coast

Winds
Westerly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the east early in the morning. Winds turning southwesterly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning before easing to 15 to 20 knots at night.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southwesterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Sunday 20 January

Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 21 January

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southwesterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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 Saturday.

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