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

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Forecast updated at 4:30 pm EST on Thursday 25 May 2017.

Weather Situation

A surface trough lies offshore of Fraser Island and will continue shifting further northeast this evening. A high pressure system over southeastern Australia extends a ridge into southern Queensland waters in the wake of the trough. The ridge will weaken during the weekend as the high shifts east over the Tasman Sea. Northerly winds may freshen over far southern Queensland waters late Sunday ahead of a surface trough approaching from the west.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Mostly clear. 20% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.

Friday 26 May

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre offshore.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Saturday 27 May

Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the morning.

Sunday 28 May

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 50% 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.

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

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