Forecast issued at 5:10 am EST on Tuesday 25 April 2017.
A low pressure trough over central Bass Strait will reach Wilsons Promontory around 0800hrs local time, and Gabo Island 1600. A strong cold front over the Bight will reach the far west around 1700 Tuesday and Cape Otway around 2100, then cross the remainder of Bass Strait during the early hours of Wednesday. A cold, strong and unstable southwesterly airflow will then moderate on Thursday as a large high pressure system develops over the Bight. The high will then drift slowly towards Victoria, maintaining a cool southwesterly airflow across the State.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for East Gippsland Coast
- North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore. Winds shifting west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots from the west in the early afternoon then easing to 20 to 25 knots during the early evening.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- East to northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the east during the afternoon.
- Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm this morning.
Wednesday 26 April
Gale Warning for Wednesday for East Gippsland Coast
- Westerly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly 25 to 30 knots during the morning. Wind increasing to 30 to 40 knots during the afternoon.
- 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning.
- 1st Swell
- East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending south to southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres by early evening.
- 2nd Swell
- Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening. Possible hail in the late afternoon and evening.
Thursday 27 April
- Southwesterly 25 to 35 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots during the evening.
- 3 to 5 metres.
- 1st Swell
- South to southeasterly 2 to 3 metres.
- 2nd Swell
- Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the evening.
- Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Possible hail in the morning.
Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.
Nearby Coastal Waters
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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:40 pm EST Tuesday.