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

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Forecast issued at 4:41 pm EST on Sunday 18 August 2019.

Weather Situation

A strong cold front over western Victorian coastal waters will cross Bass Strait overnight, reaching Cape Otway around 1800hrs, Wilsons Promontory around 2300hrs and Lakes Entrance around 0200hrs Monday. A vigorous west to southwesterly airstream will become established following the front and will persist until Wednesday as a large high pressure system slowly moves over southern Western Australia and then becomes established over the Bight. Winds will ease during Thursday as the high continues to move east towards Victoria.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Gale Warning for Sunday for East Gippsland Coast

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, increasing to 20 to 30 knots east of Pt Hicks during the morning and reaching up to 35 knots east of Gabo Island at night. Winds shifting westerly 25 to 30 knots in the west during the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres in the east.
Swell
North to northeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers.

Monday 19 August

Gale Warning for Monday for East Gippsland Coast

Winds
Westerly 25 to 40 knots.
Seas
3 to 5 metres.
1st Swell
South to southeasterly below 1 metre, tending west to southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Possible hail in the morning and afternoon.

Tuesday 20 August

Winds
Westerly 30 to 40 knots.
Seas
4 to 5 metres.
Swell
Westerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Wednesday 21 August

Winds
West to southwesterly 35 to 45 knots.
Seas
3 to 5 metres, increasing to 5 to 7 metres offshore during the morning.
1st Swell
Westerly 2 to 4 metres, tending southwesterly 3 to 5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

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 Monday.

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