Capricornia Coastal Waters Forecast: St Lawrence to Burnett Heads

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Forecast issued at 4:02 pm EST on Friday 20 October 2017.

Weather Situation

A coastal trough and an associated fresh to strong southerly wind change will most likely shift north into far southern Queensland waters during Saturday morning and then extend further north, reaching southern Capricornia waters by Saturday evening. The trough will then most likely weaken while shifting further north on Sunday. A high pressure system will shift east over the Great Australian Bight over the weekend, extending a firm ridge into southern Queensland waters in the wake of the trough. The high will then weaken while shifting east over southeastern Australia on Monday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 21 October

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Cape Capricorn in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Cape Capricorn later in the evening.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning.

Sunday 22 October

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly during the morning and early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres offshore southern waters, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Easterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore southern waters.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Monday 23 October

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Cape Capricorn.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre offshore southern waters.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

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 4:45 am EST Saturday.

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