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

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Wednesday 18 July 2018.

Weather Situation

A cold front will cross waters south of the Bight today and will pass across Bass Strait on Thursday, but will not clear far eastern waters until early Friday with a west to southwesterly airflow to follow. The next high pressure system will drift across New South Wales on Saturday with winds over Bass Strait tending northwesterly over central and western waters. Winds will freshen on Sunday as the high moves over the Tasman Sea and a cold front crosses the Bight.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for East Gippsland Coast

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the west in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres in the west.
Swell
Southwesterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Clear.

Thursday 19 July

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for East Gippsland Coast

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the morning and early afternoon. Winds shifting westerly 20 to 25 knots in the west during the evening and reaching up to 30 knots offshore.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
West to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the far west around midday.
Weather
Mostly sunny day. 50% chance of rain in the evening.

Friday 20 July

Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots increasing to 30 to 40 knots in the middle of the day then turning southwesterly 30 to 35 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres during the morning.
Swell
West to southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Possible hail.

Saturday 21 July

Winds
Southwesterly 25 to 35 knots turning westerly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
1st Swell
South to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres inshore, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% 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 Thursday.

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