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

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Forecast issued at 10:00 am EDT on Friday 18 October 2019.

Weather Situation

A weak high pressure ridge is located over eastern Bass Strait as a cold front crosses the Bight. The front is expected to reach Portland around 1400hrs, Cape Otway 1600hrs, Wilsons Promontory 1900hrs and Gabo Island 0100hrs Saturday. A high pressure system will move over the Bight during Saturday, with winds easing during Sunday as the high approaches Adelaide before moving over western Bass Strait by Monday night.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for East Gippsland Coast

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, lighter near the coast, turning north to northwesterly during the afternoon and evening. Winds shifting westerly 20 to 30 knots in the far west late at night.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
1st Swell
South to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending west to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres around midday.
2nd Swell
East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Saturday 19 October

Gale Warning for Saturday for East Gippsland Coast

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots east of Pt Hicks with a west to southwesterly change 20 to 30 knots west of Pt Hicks extending throughout before dawn. Winds increasing to 30 to 35 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the east during the morning.
2nd Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening with possible hail.

Sunday 20 October

Winds
West to southwesterly 25 to 35 knots abating 20 to 30 knots around dawn, then increasing 25 to 35 knots around the middle of the day.
Seas
2.5 to 4 metres.
1st Swell
West to southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
2nd Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

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 4:40 pm EDT Friday.

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