Central Gippsland Coastal Waters Forecast: Wilsons Promontory to Lakes Entrance

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Friday 3 April 2020.

Weather Situation

A cold front over central Bass Strait will continue to move rapidly eastwards overnight, leaving a strong, cold, westerly airstream over the State on Saturday. Another cold front will cross Victoria on Sunday, before a large high pressure system will move into the waters south of the Bight on Monday. This high will remain near stationary and dominate the weather in Victoria well into the week.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1.5 metres.
Swell
West to southwesterly below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm at night.

Saturday 4 April

Gale Warning for Saturday for Central Gippsland Coast

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning west to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots before dawn then increasing to 25 to 35 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
West to southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore by early evening.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Possible hail.

Sunday 5 April

Winds
West to northwesterly 30 to 45 knots.
Seas
3 to 5 metres.
1st Swell
West to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, tending south to southwesterly around 1 metre during the morning, then tending westerly 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west in the late morning.

Monday 6 April

Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly during the day.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
West to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the west.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

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 EDT Saturday.

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