Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Thursday 23 October 2014.
A weakening high pressure system in the Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the east Queensland coast. A new high will enter the southern Tasman Sea this evening and then shift east towards New Zealand, maintaining a weak ridge along the east Queensland coast. A trough will enter the southeastern interior of Queensland on Friday and become slow moving.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots inshore until early evening.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southeasterly 1.5 metres.
Friday 24 October
- Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
- Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Partly cloudy.
Saturday 25 October
- Northerly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning and reaching up to 25 knots at times offshore from the middle of the day.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
- East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the afternoon and evening.
Sunday 26 October
- North to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots.
- 1.5 to 2 metres.
- East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the evening.
- Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and 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 4:45 am EST Friday.