Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Saturday 27 August 2016.
A large high over New South Wales will move slowly eastwards during the coming days, extending a ridge over southern Queensland waters. A low pressure system currently located off the Gold Coast will shift towards the east and away from the Queensland coast during the weekend.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
- Southerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the evening.
- 1 to 2 metres.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
- Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers offshore, 30% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm this morning.
Sunday 28 August
- Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the evening.
- 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
- 1st Swell
- South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
- 2nd Swell
- Easterly around 1 metre.
- Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower offshore in the early morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.
Monday 29 August
- Easterly about 10 knots.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southeasterly around 1 metre.
- Mostly sunny.
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.
Nearby Coastal Waters
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The next routine forecast will be issued at 3:50 pm EST Saturday.