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

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Forecast issued at 5:16 am EDT on Thursday 17 January 2019.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system is centred over the Tasman Sea while a broad low pressure trough is positioned over northern Victoria and southern New South Wales. A cold front will cross waters south of the Bight later today, then will move across Bass Strait on Friday as another high forms south of Western Australia. The high will move over waters south of the Bight and extend a ridge across Bass Strait on Saturday and Sunday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots grading to 20 to 25 knots east of Point Hicks this morning. Winds becoming variable below 15 knots west of Point Hicks late morning then tending north to northeasterly this evening. Winds east of Point Hicks easing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Squalls around 30 knots possible with and near showers.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west.

Friday 18 January

Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots before dawn then shifting west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Saturday 19 January

Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the far east during the morning.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly 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 4:40 pm EDT Thursday.

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