Gippsland Lakes Local Waters Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:10 am EDT on Wednesday 21 February 2024.

Weather Situation

A high in the southern Tasman Sea directs an east to northeasterly airstream over Bass Strait. Winds will tend northerly on Thursday, ahead of a cold front crossing Bass Strait and expected to reach the lakes late at night. Airflow shifts southwesterly on Friday behind the front, while another high crosses the Bight and extends a ridge towards Victoria. The ridge becomes established over Bass Strait on Saturday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming easterly in the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and early evening.

Thursday 22 February

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening then becoming variable about 10 knots in the late evening.
Weather
Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

Friday 23 February

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots becoming southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning then tending westerly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Saturday 24 February

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots shifting east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the evening.
Weather
Cloudy.

Please be awareWind forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:40 pm EDT Wednesday.

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