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

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Forecast issued at 11:03 am EDT on Thursday 8 December 2016.

Weather Situation

A strong cold front near Portland is expected to reach Cape Otway around 0800 hrs, Wilsons Promontory 1200 and Gabo Island 1800. A high pressure system will cross the Bight on Friday, with a ridge extending eastward over Victoria during Saturday and Sunday. The high will then move over the Tasman Sea during Monday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Gale Warning for Thursday for East Gippsland Coast

Winds
North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots shifting west to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots from the west during the afternoon and early evening. Winds increasing to 30 to 40 knots during the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres in the far west during the afternoon.
1st Swell
West to southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
2nd Swell
North to northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then tending northeasterly 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far east in the evening.

Friday 9 December

Gale Warning for Friday for East Gippsland Coast

Winds
Westerly 30 to 40 knots turning southwesterly 25 to 35 knots before dawn then easing to 20 to 30 knots during the early evening.
Seas
3 to 4 metres.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Saturday 10 December

Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

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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