Capricornia Coastal Waters Forecast: St Lawrence to Burnett Heads

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Forecast updated at 3:39 am EST on Wednesday 29 March 2017.

Weather Situation

Ex-tropical cyclone Debbie will track slowly south-southeastwards over the next few days through the central and southeast interior of Queensland before moving off the far southern Queensland coast overnight Thursday into Friday. The system is then expected to intensify significantly off the southeast coast during Friday with strong gales likely to develop and large seas and swell.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Capricornia Coast

Winds
Northeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots north of Cape Capricorn during the day.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
North to northeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in southern waters.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Thursday 30 March

Gale Warning for Thursday for Capricornia Coast

Winds
Northwest to northeasterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots during the day.
Seas
2 to 4 metres.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in southern waters during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Friday 31 March

Winds
West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots. Winds turning southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in southern waters.
2nd Swell
Below 0.5 metres, tending southeast to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

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.

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