Gippsland Lakes Local Waters Forecast

No warnings for Victoria

Forecast issued at 5:10 am EDT on Sunday 21 December 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system off the southern New South Wales coast will move well out over the north Tasman Sea by Sunday night. A low pressure trough will extend from South Australia to western Victoria late on Sunday and remain almost stationary over western Victoria and western Bass Strait on Monday. The trough will then move slowly eastwards on Tuesday and link with a weak cold front crossing Tasmania such that the trough clears out of eastern Bass Strait by Wednesday morning. A narrow high pressure ridge is expected to extend across southern parts of Bass Strait and Tasmania on Wednesday.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

East to northeasterly about 10 knots tending east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon then tending east to northeasterly in the evening and easing to around 10 knots.

Monday 22 December

Variable below 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers in the late afternoon and evening.

Tuesday 23 December

Variable below 5 knots tending northeast about 10 knots late morning. Wind shifting southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The risk of thunderstorms and higher squalls in the afternoon and evening.

Wednesday 24 December

Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending southeast about 10 knots during the afternoon, then becoming easterly around 5 knots in the evening.
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 4:40 pm EDT Sunday.

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