East Gippsland Coastal Waters Forecast: Lakes Entrance to 60nm east of Gabo Island

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Friday 6 December 2019.

Weather Situation

A vigorous westerly airstream exists between a deep low well south of Tasmania and a high pressure system currently over Bight waters, which extends a ridge of high pressure over northwest Victoria. The low will gradually move southeast over the coming days. Meanwhile the high centre will move east across Victoria overnight Saturday into Sunday, reaching the Tasman Sea by Sunday night. A low pressure trough to the west will cross the Bight on Sunday before crossing Bass Strait during Monday as another high pressure system develops south of WA. Another high then establishes south of Western Australia on Tuesday, extending a ridge across southern Victoria.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Gale Warning for Friday for East Gippsland Coast

Winds
West to southwesterly 30 to 35 knots, reaching 40 knots offshore.
Seas
3 metres, increasing to 4 metres in the east.
Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres in the east.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 7 December

Gale Warning for Saturday for East Gippsland Coast

Winds
Westerly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots in the far east till dawn.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres in the east.
Swell
Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres in the east.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Sunday 8 December

Winds
West to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots becoming southwesterly 15 to 25 knots before dawn then shifting east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Swell
South to southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 9 December

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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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