Forecast issued at 4:34 pm EST on Monday 27 March 2017.
A weak ridge will lie through southern Queensland waters over the next few days. Tropical cyclone Debbie is likely to move west-southwestwards towards the northeast coast of Queensland through the remainder of today whilst strengthening, and likely to cross the coast during Tuesday morning. This will lead to a strengthening of winds through waters north of Fraser Island.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
- Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
- Around 1 metre.
- 1st Swell
- Northerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
- 2nd Swell
- South to southeasterly around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy.
Tuesday 28 March
- East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming east to southeasterly about 10 knots before dawn then tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
- Below 1 metre.
- Northerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore north of Point Lookout, near zero chance elsewhere.
Wednesday 29 March
- East to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Northerly around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Thursday 30 March
- Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning northerly during the afternoon.
- 1.5 to 2 metres.
- North to northeasterly around 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
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 Tuesday.