Gippsland Lakes Local Waters Forecast

View the current warnings for Victoria

Forecast issued at 4:40 pm EST on Sunday 24 July 2016.

Weather Situation

A cold front near Portland at 1600 should weaken as it crosses central Bass Strait around 2100 but a trough will follow across these waters about six hours later, also weakening before reaching eastern Bass Strait. A stronger cold front will develop over the Bight during Monday and rapidly across Bass Strait late on Monday afternoon and evening then the final front in the sequence should move across Bass Strait early on Wednesday. On Wednesday a large high pressure system will be located to the north of Adelaide and this high should drift across southern NSW on Thursday.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots, reaching 15 knots at first.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Monday 25 July

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Gippsland Lakes

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots in the morning then increasing to 20 to 30 knots by early evening before turning westerly 20 to 25 knots in the late evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm or hail at night.

Tuesday 26 July

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly early in the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower, with possible hail.

Wednesday 27 July

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Thursday 28 July

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% 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 Monday.

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