Central Gippsland Coastal Waters Forecast: Wilsons Promontory to Lakes Entrance

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Tuesday 22 September 2020.

Weather Situation

A low pressure system just south of Tasmania will move over the southern Tasman Sea during Wednesday as a low pressure trough crosses Bass Strait, establishing a west to southwesterly airstream across Victorian coastal waters. Winds will tend northwesterly during Thursday a low pressure complex approaches from the southwest, with the low forecast to traverse Bass Strait early on Friday before deepening later in the day as it moves off the East Gippsland coast. The low will drift slowly east during Saturday, with a vigorous southwesterly airstream gradually moderating as a large high pressure system moves over waters south of the Bight.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Gale Warning for Tuesday for Central Gippsland Coast

Winds
West to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots reaching 35 knots offshore.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore.
Swell
Westerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 23 September

Gale Warning for Wednesday for Central Gippsland Coast

Winds
West to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds tending west to southwesterly during the afternoon then easing to 30 knots at night.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore.
Swell
Westerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Thursday 24 September

Winds
Westerly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots before dawn then turning north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Westerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Friday 25 September

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the evening.
Swell
West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Please be awareWind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

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

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