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

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Forecast issued at 4:45 pm EDT on Tuesday 20 February 2018.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system is passing to the south of Tasmania and will move into the Tasman Sea on Wednesday, extending a ridge up the eastern seaboard. On Thursday a low pressure system and associated trough will enter western parts of South Australia and move steadily eastwards, reaching western Victorian coastal waters later on Friday as a cold front enters waters south of the Bight. The trough and cold front will cross Bass Strait on Saturday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots in the west.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres inshore.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres in the far east.
2nd Swell
East to northeasterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.

Wednesday 21 February

Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots west of Gabo Island.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres inshore.
1st Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Northeast to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 22 February

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Inshore winds tending southeasterly about 10 knots for a period in the afternoon and early evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southerly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 23 February

Winds
North to northeasterly 5 to 10 knots in the west reaching 15 to 20 knots elsewhere. Wind increasing 15 to 25 knots in the east by late morning, and throughout by mid afternoon. Wind further increasing 20 to 30 knots throughout in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning and reaching 3 metres in the east in the evening.
1st Swell
Southeast to southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres in the far west.
Weather
Cloudy.

Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.

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

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