Gippsland Lakes Local Waters Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:48 pm EST on Thursday 21 September 2017.

Weather Situation

A low pressure trough over central Bass Strait will reach Wilsons Promontory around 1800hrs and the Gippsland Lakes around 2300hrs. A weak ridge of high pressure will follow across the State on Friday as a deep low pressure system and associated cold front south of Western Australia move over the Bight. This front will cross the State on Saturday, clearing far eastern districts at night as the deep low moves south of Tasmania. The low will direct a cooler westerly airstream across Victoria on Sunday then moves east over the Tasman Sea on Monday as a weak high pressure ridge develops over western Victoria.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northwesterly below 10 knots in the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a light shower.

Friday 22 September

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then turning north to northeasterly below 10 knots in the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. Areas of fog in the early morning with reduced visibility.

Saturday 23 September

Winds
Northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots shifting westerly 20 to 30 knots in the evening then decreasing to 15 to 20 knots in the late evening.
Weather
Mostly sunny morning. 40% chance of showers in the late afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

Sunday 24 September

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending westerly during the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Monday 25 September

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% 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.

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

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