Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Thursday 25 August 2016.
A ridge extends eastwards through southern Queensland. A complex area of low pressure lies over the central Tasman Sea. Relatively strong pressure gradient between these two features lies over southern Queensland waters.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- South to southwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
- Below 1 metre.
- 1st Swell
- Northerly around 1 metre.
- 2nd Swell
- East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy.
Friday 26 August
- Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
- Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
- South to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore around midday.
- Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower inshore in the evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.
Saturday 27 August
- South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
- 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
- Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.
Sunday 28 August
- South to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning southeasterly 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- Southeasterly around 1 metre offshore.
- Mostly sunny. 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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