Gippsland Lakes Local Waters Forecast

No warnings for Victoria

Forecast issued at 4:43 pm EST on Thursday 24 April 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system to the west of Victoria will cross the State overnight, reaching the Tasman Sea early Friday. The next cold front will move rapidly eastwards across Bass Strait on Saturday, clearing far eastern waters by early afternoon. Another high pressure system will pass over Tasmania on Sunday, reaching the Tasman Sea on Monday as a stronger cold front moves across the Bight towards Victoria.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots by early evening and tending westerly tonight.

Friday 25 April

Winds
Northeast to northwesterly about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon then tending northerly at less than 10 knots during the evening.

Saturday 26 April

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning then turning west to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots around the middle of the day. Winds then easing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening.

Sunday 27 April

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending northeasterly during the evening.

Monday 28 April

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to southeasterly during the morning then becoming north to northeasterly about 10 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 Friday.

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