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

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Forecast issued at 4:45 pm EST on Thursday 27 July 2017.

Weather Situation

A cold front is expected near Portland 2000hrs Thursday, Cape Otway 2300hrs, Wilsons Promontory around 0300hrs Friday and Gabo Island around 0600hrs. A brief ridge of high pressure will then move eastwards across Bass Strait during Friday as another front crosses the Bight. This front will cross Bass Strait later Saturday. A weaker front will follow on Sunday, forming into a low pressure system over the Tasman Sea on Monday. The next ridge of high pressure will approach western Victorian coastal waters Monday night.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for East Gippsland Coast

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots, increasing to 20 to 25 knots offshore this evening and reaching 25 to 30 knots in the far east late this evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres later in the evening.
1st Swell
West to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening, then tending southwesterly below 1 metre later in the evening.
2nd Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre later in the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the far west later tonight. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Friday 28 July

Gale Warning for Friday for East Gippsland Coast

Winds
North to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, 30 knots in the far east, turning west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning. Winds reaching up to 35 knots inshore in the late morning and early afternoon, before easing to 15 to 20 knots throughout at night.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres inshore during the morning.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Saturday 29 July

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending northerly during the morning and increasing to 20 to 25 knots offshore by late morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the far west in the evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Sunday 30 July

Winds
North to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots shifting westerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
1st Swell
West to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon or evening.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

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 5:10 am EST Friday.

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