Forecast issued at 4:44 pm EST on Monday 25 July 2016.
A strong cold crossing Bass Strait is expected near Port Phillip Heads at 1800hrs, Lakes Entrance 2100hrs and Gabo Island 2400hrs. Another front is expected to cross Bass Strait Tuesday night, reaching Portland around 1800hrs. A high pressure system will then develop over South Australia on Wednesday as another front passes across Tasmania Wednesday night. The high will then move slowly east across southern New South Wales on Thursday and Friday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Gippsland Lakes
- Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots this evening before turning westerly 20 to 25 knots. Squalls to 45 knots possible with the change.
- Partly cloudy. 60% chance of rain, with possible hail later tonight. The chance of a thunderstorm later this evening.
Tuesday 26 July
- West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning north to northwesterly during the afternoon.
- Partly cloudy.
Wednesday 27 July
- Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending westerly 25 to 35 knots early in the morning then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon.
- Cloudy. 40% chance of showers in the morning.
Thursday 28 July
- West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, easing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
- Partly cloudy.
Friday 29 July
- Westerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots for a period in the afternoon and early evening.
- Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
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 Tuesday.