Forecast issued at 10:01 am EST on Wednesday 3 September 2014.
A large high over southeastern Australia extends a strong ridge into western Queensland. The high will remain near stationary during the forecast period but will gradually weaken during Thursday and Friday as the high weakens. A low will deepen over the Tasman Sea on Wednesday and Thursday, extending a large south to southeasterly swell through far southern waters. The swell should ease during Friday as the low moves east across the Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Cape Capricorn in the late morning and again in the evening.
- 1 to 2 metres.
- Northeast to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Thursday 4 September
- South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day.
- 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
- Northeast to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Friday 5 September
- Variable about 10 knots, tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots inshore in the afternoon .
- Below 1 metre.
- Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore southern waters.
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 Wednesday.