Capricornia Coastal Waters Forecast: St Lawrence to Burnett Heads

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Tuesday 22 August 2017.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge of high pressure extends over southern Queensland waters. A weak trough will shift north over New South Wales waters today, most likely entering Gold Coast waters early Wednesday before weakening Wednesday afternoon. An inland surface trough will move east into the southeastern interior of the state during today and will remain slow moving during Wednesday before shifting east during Thursday, possibly reaching Gold Coast waters late Thursday night. The trough should then progress north to Fraser Island through Friday. A high pressure centre over southeastern Australia will extend a fresh to possibly strong southerly wind flow into southern waters in the wake of this trough.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing, tending east to northeasterly in the afternoon and increasing to 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
South to southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore southern waters, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the evening.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a light shower offshore south of Cape Capricorn, near zero chance elsewhere.

Wednesday 23 August

Winds
Northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore southern waters, decreasing to below 1 metre in the evening.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Thursday 24 August

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly below 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

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 Tuesday.

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