Capricornia Coastal Waters Forecast: St Lawrence to Burnett Heads

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Thursday 3 September 2015.

Weather Situation

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

Winds
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.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre offshore southern waters.
Weather
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

Winds
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.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
South to southwesterly below 1 metre, tending south to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower offshore south of Agnes Water in the evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Saturday 5 September

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 2 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
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.

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