Forecast issued at 10:00 am EST on Friday 18 April 2014.
A weak ridge of high pressure should remain over Queensland's southern coast for the next few days. Ex-Tropical Cyclone Ita lies over the Tasman Sea and is heading towards New Zealand, but is still directing a low to moderate south-southeast swell towards Queensland's southeast waters.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
- Variable about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then becoming north to northeasterly about 10 knots in the late afternoon.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres offshore.
- The chance of thunderstorms late in the morning.
Saturday 19 April
- Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning then becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
- Around 1 metre.
- Southeasterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres later in the evening.
- Deceptively powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Sunday 20 April
- East to southeasterly below 10 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then tending north to northeasterly during the evening.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, tending southerly 1.5 to 2 metres during the evening.
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 3:50 pm EST Friday.