East Gippsland District Forecast

No warnings for Victoria

Forecast issued at 5:40 am EDT on Monday 21 January 2019.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over western Bass Strait extends a ridge to another high located over the southern Tasman Sea. The high to the west will weaken later today as a low pressure trough over inland Australia extends southward to northern Victoria. During Tuesday evening a weak cold front will cross Tasmania as a new high forms over the Southern Ocean, with the high passing to the south of Tasmania Wednesday night. On Thursday a deep low pressure system over southern WA will enter Bight waters and slide southeast, with an associated trough approaching the western border at night.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

Patchy fog early this morning. Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon then becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 27 to 32.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 9:00am to 5:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Bairnsdale 28
Mostly sunny. Orbost 27

Tuesday 22 January

Mostly sunny morning. Patchy fog near the coast in the early morning. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm about the ranges in the afternoon. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day then becoming southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Wednesday 23 January

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers about the ranges, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm about the ranges in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then tending east to northeasterly during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Thursday 24 January

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower near the New South Wales border, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 36.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EDT Monday.

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