Capricornia Coastal Waters Forecast: St Lawrence to Burnett Heads

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Thursday 29 June 2017.

Weather Situation

A weak high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge into southern Queensland waters. The high will shift further east today. Northerly winds will likely freshen through far southern Queensland waters over the course of today ahead of a trough. This trough and an associated south to southwesterly wind change will then likely extend through southern Queensland waters during early Friday morning. Note that there is some uncertainty associated with the strength and movement of the trough. A new high pressure centre will move into southeastern Australia during Friday and extend a firm ridge into southern Queensland waters in the wake of the trough.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Friday 30 June

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers offshore, 40% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore south of Cape Capricorn in the morning.

Saturday 1 July

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
1st Swell
South to southeasterly around 1 metre offshore southern waters, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
2nd Swell
Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
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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