Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Sunday 23 November 2014.
A high pressure ridge extends across Bass Strait ahead of a low pressure trough and cold front which will rapidly cross Bass Strait on Monday. Another cold front will move across Bass Strait on Tuesday night then a high pressure system over the Bight will drift slowly eastwards to be near Tasmania by Wednesday night. A high pressure ridge will extend through Bass Strait and into the Tasman Sea on Thursday as the parent high remains near Tasmania.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
- East to northeasterly below 10 knots.
Monday 24 November
Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Gippsland Lakes
- Northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southwesterly 20 to 30 knots late afternoon then tending west to southwesterly and easing to 15 to 25 knots during the evening.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.
Tuesday 25 November
- Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly in the afternoon.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Wednesday 26 November
- Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
- Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Thursday 27 November
- West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming west to northwesterly about 10 knots during the morning then becoming east to southeasterly during the day.
- Mostly sunny.
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 EDT Monday.