Gippsland Lakes Local Waters Forecast

View the current warnings for Victoria

Forecast issued at 4:40 pm EST on Monday 15 August 2022.

Weather Situation

A low pressure system off the east coast of Tasmania is directing a west to southwesterly airstream across Victorian coastal waters. The low will move away to the east today as a high pressure system moves over the Bight. The high will move over eastern South Australia by Tuesday night, extending a ridge south across western Victoria as a series of cold fronts approach the Bight. Northwesterly winds will freshen on Wednesday as the first front approaches Bass Strait, before sliding away to the southeast early Thursday ahead of a stronger front which will cross Victoria on Thursday night. A moderate to fresh westerly airstream will then continue on Friday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 20 knots before turning northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Weather
Cloudy.

Tuesday 16 August

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to southwesterly during the morning and early afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Wednesday 17 August

Winds
West to northwesterly about 10 knots becoming easterly in the early afternoon then becoming north to northeasterly in the late afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 18 August

Winds
Northerly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Friday 19 August

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

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 5:10 am EST Tuesday.

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