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

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Forecast issued at 5:10 am EDT on Saturday 4 April 2020.

Weather Situation

A cold front over eastern Bass Strait will move to the Tasman Sea this morning leaving a strong, cold, westerly airstream in its wake. Another cold front embedded in this flow will cross Bass Strait on Sunday, before a large high pressure system will move into the waters south of the Bight on Monday. This high will remain near stationary and dominate the weather well into the week.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Gale Warning for Saturday for East Gippsland Coast

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly 20 to 30 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 40 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the morning.
2nd Swell
West to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Possible hail in the west later tonight.

Sunday 5 April

Gale Warning for Sunday for East Gippsland Coast

Winds
West to northwesterly 25 to 40 knots becoming westerly 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
3 to 5 metres.
1st Swell
Westerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, tending south to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then tending west to southwesterly 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Monday 6 April

Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly during the afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
1st Swell
West to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres.
2nd Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% 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 Saturday.

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