Fraser Island Coastal Waters Forecast: Sandy Cape to Double Island Point

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Wednesday 18 October 2017.

Weather Situation

A slow moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a firm ridge over southern Queensland waters to the south of the trough. The firm pressure gradient will lead to a fresh to strong east to southeasterly flow over southern waters through this evening before gradually easing. A trough and associated southeasterly change is expected to move northwards through southern waters on Saturday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Easterly 20 to 25 knots.
Seas
2 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of rain inshore, 30% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.

Thursday 19 October

Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Friday 20 October

Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Saturday 21 October

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the evening.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

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.

Nearby Coastal Waters

Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast NT - Roper Groote Coast Forecast NSW - Byron Coast - Coastal Waters Forecast NT - Gove Peninsula Coast Forecast Gold Coast Waters Forecast Moreton Bay Forecast Sunshine Coast Waters Forecast Fraser Island Coast Forecast Hervey Bay Waters Forecast Capricornia Coast Forecast Mackay Coast Forecast Townsville Coast Forecast Cairns Coast Forecast Cooktown Coast Forecast Peninsula Coast Forecast Torres Strait Forecast North East Gulf of Carpentaria Forecast South East Gulf of Carpentaria Forecast

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:45 am EST Thursday.

Product IDQ11309