Forecast issued at 3:54 pm EST on Tuesday 27 September 2016.
A weak ridge over southern inland Queensland will move eastwards over southern waters on Wednesday. A strong cold front will move rapidly eastwards across inland Queensland on Thursday, reaching southern waters late in the evening and moving further offshore on Friday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
- Northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Wednesday 28 September
- Northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to southeasterly in the middle of the day then tending east to northeasterly in the evening.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southerly around 1 metre offshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Thursday 29 September
- Northerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the middle of the day then tending northwesterly in the late evening.
- 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
- Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning.
Friday 30 September
- Westerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots during the morning.
- 2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
- Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre.
- 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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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:45 am EST Wednesday.