East Gippsland Weather
East Gippsland Forecast
Thursday Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the west, most likely later this evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Snow possible above 1300 metres. Winds NW 30 to 45 km/h decreasing to 20 to 30 km/h in the late evening.
Friday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the early morning. Snow possible above 1200 metres. Winds NW/SW 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the morning then becoming NW/NE 15 to 25 km/h in the late afternoon.
Saturday Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Snow possible above 1400 metres. Winds N/NW 20 to 30 km/h tending NW/SW 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening.
Sunday Partly cloudy. Morning fog. Winds N/NW 15 to 20 km/h tending W/NW 15 to 25 km/h during the morning.
Monday Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Snow possible above 800 metres. Possible hail in the afternoon and evening. Winds NW 15 to 25 km/h turning W/SW 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then tending W/NW 15 to 20 km/h during the evening.
East Gippsland Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||2||13||40%||< 1mm||Moderate||NW 20||78||W 26||50|
||5||12||60%||1-5mm||Slight||W 34||78||W 36||63|
||3||8||30%||< 1mm||Moderate||W 9||69||WNW 10||63|
||6||12||60%||< 1mm||Nil||W 37||75||WSW 42||60|
||-2||7||20%||< 1mm||Severe||WNW 15||77||W 18||61|
||4||14||40%||1-5mm||Slight||W 27||74||W 28||53|
||4||12||50%||< 1mm||Slight||W 25||79||WSW 26||61|
||3||10||60%||< 1mm||Slight||WNW 18||74||W 18||60|
||-3||8||60%||1-5mm||Severe||NW 8||77||WNW 12||55|
||3||13||60%||< 1mm||Moderate||WNW 16||74||W 21||54|
Strengthening El Nino to reduce rainfall in northern and south-east Australia but wetter conditions for Western Australia
The Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed the El Nino pattern is strengthening in the Pacific and is likely to persist into next year.
The former owner of the Grantham quarry that allegedly contributed to the fatal 2011 flood has said the western embankment beside the quarry was a natural landmark and not manmade.
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