Gippsland Lakes Local Waters Forecast

No warnings for Victoria

Forecast issued at 4:47 pm EST on Friday 22 August 2014.

Weather Situation

A strong high pressure system will remain over the south Tasman Sea for the next week. A cold front crossing waters south of the Bight will weaken to a trough as it moves over western Victoria late on Saturday. The trough will move slowly across the remainder of the State on Sunday as the next high pressure system moves from the Bight towards western Victoria by late in the day. This high will slide south of Victoria and join with the southern Tasman high pressure system on Monday and Tuesday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

East to southeasterly wind about 10 knots tending northeasterly during the evening.

Saturday 23 August

North to northwesterly below 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly in the middle of the day then becoming north to northeasterly in the evening.

Sunday 24 August

Variable about 10 knots.
The chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Monday 25 August

West to northwesterly around 5 knots becoming east to northeasterly during the late afternoon.
The chance of thunderstorms with higher squalls clearing by evening.

Tuesday 26 August

West to northwesterly around 5 knots tending southerly in the afternoon at similar strength and then shifting easterly in the evening at 5 to 10 knots.

Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:10 am EST Saturday.

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