Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Sunday 31 July 2016.
A high over southeastern Australia will drift further northwards today, maintaining a weak pressure gradient over southern Queensland waters. The high will then drift east into the Tasman Sea on Monday as a surface trough moves east over the interior of Queensland. This trough and an associated fresh to strong west to southwesterly wind change should move east over southern Queensland waters Tuesday evening.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
- West to southwesterly below 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly in the morning.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southerly around 1 metre offshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Monday 1 August
- West to northwesterly about 10 knots tending northerly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
- Mostly sunny.
Tuesday 2 August
- North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly 20 to 30 knots during the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore during the afternoon or evening.
- Southerly below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 30% 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 3:50 pm EST Sunday.