Forecast updated at 9:26 am EST on Friday 9 December 2016.
A fresh southerly change will move into far southern waters later this afternoon and then move north during the rest of the afternoon and evening before stalling in northern Capricornia waters late on Saturday. A high over the Great Australian Bight will move east over the next few days and maintain the east coast ridge during the weekend in the wake of the southerly change passage.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
- West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots at times. A southeasterly change of 20 to 25 knots developing from the south in the late afternoon and evening.
- 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Saturday 10 December
- Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
- 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Southerly around 1 metre offshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower inshore, near zero chance elsewhere.
Sunday 11 December
- East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots at times in northern waters.
- 1 to 1.5 metres.
- 1st Swell
- Southerly 1 to 2 metres offshore, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
- 2nd Swell
- Easterly around 1 metre.
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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