Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Thursday 3 September 2015.
A weak high lies over Coral Sea. A vigorous cold front over southeast Queensland will move rapidly east and through southern waters later this morning and early afternoon. A ridge will then become established as a new high moves through southern Australia.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Capricornia Coast
- North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore south of Cape Capricorn in the afternoon. Winds increasing to 25 knots before turning west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- Southerly around 1 metre offshore southern waters.
- Partly cloudy. 40% chance of rain south of Cape Capricorn, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore south of Cape Capricorn late this afternoon and evening.
Friday 4 September
- South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Cape Capricorn early in the morning. Winds turning east to southeasterly in the early afternoon.
- 1 to 2 metres.
- South to southwesterly below 1 metre, tending south to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower offshore south of Agnes Water in the evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.
Saturday 5 September
- Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
- 1 to 1.5 metres.
- 1st Swell
- Southeasterly 1 to 2 metres offshore.
- 2nd Swell
- Easterly below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 30% 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. Wind warnings are issued for today and tomorrow and describe the highest category of wind warning for that day.
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The next routine forecast will be issued at 3:50 pm EST Thursday.