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

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Tuesday 22 September 2020.

Weather Situation

A low pressure system just south of Tasmania will move over the southern Tasman Sea during Wednesday as a low pressure trough crosses Bass Strait, establishing a west to southwesterly airstream across Victorian coastal waters. Winds will tend northwesterly during Thursday a low pressure complex approaches from the southwest, with the low forecast to traverse Bass Strait early on Friday before deepening later in the day as it moves off the East Gippsland coast. The low will drift slowly east during Saturday, with a vigorous southwesterly airstream gradually moderating as a large high pressure system moves over waters south of the Bight.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Gale Warning for Tuesday for East Gippsland Coast

Winds
West to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore.
1st Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres in the far east.
2nd Swell
Westerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Mostly clear. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far east.

Wednesday 23 September

Gale Warning for Wednesday for East Gippsland Coast

Winds
West to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore during the day. Winds tending west to southwesterly during the late afternoon.
Seas
2.5 to 4 metres.
1st Swell
West to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres in the east during the morning.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Thursday 24 September

Winds
Westerly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the morning then tending northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres by early evening, then decreasing below 1 metre later in the evening.
Swell
South to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres in the east.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Friday 25 September

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots shifting west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east during the evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

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 Wednesday.

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