Capricornia Coastal Waters Forecast: St Lawrence to Burnett Heads

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Friday 19 December 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system in the Great Australian Bight should move across southeast Australia during Saturday and into the Tasman Sea on Sunday. A fresh southeast change will move through southern waters late this afternoon or evening. A firm ridge will develop over southeast waters during the weekend in the wake of the trough.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Agnes Water in the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres around midday.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers south of Cape Capricorn, 30% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening.

Saturday 20 December

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning then tending easterly in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore.

Sunday 21 December

Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre offshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% 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 Friday.

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