Gippsland Lakes Local Waters Forecast

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Forecast issued at 10:05 pm EST on Tuesday 30 September 2014.

Weather Situation

A cold front has moved through East Bass Strait this evening and is now east of Gabo Island. The next high pressure system will move over Bight waters on Wednesday but will remain to the west of Bass Strait during Thursday as another cold front crosses Tasmania. The high will then drift across Victoria and Bass Strait on Friday, reaching the Tasman Sea Saturday. Another front will move through Bass Strait Saturday night.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Westerly 20 to 25 knots.

Wednesday 1 October

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Gippsland Lakes

Westerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots before dawn then tending west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning.

Thursday 2 October

Westerly 15 to 20 knots.

Friday 3 October

Westerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.

Saturday 4 October

North to northeasterly about 10 knots tending north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.

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 Wednesday.

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