Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Friday 21 October 2016.
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the east coast of Queensland which will persist through Friday. A trough will approach the coast from the west late on Saturday and move through far southern waters early on Sunday morning.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
- Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the late evening.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Point Lookout.
- Below 0.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy.
Saturday 22 October
- Northerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots south of Point Lookout during the morning. Winds turning westerly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
- 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Below 0.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 70% chance of rain in the evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Sunday 23 October
- Westerly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
- 1st Swell
- Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
- 2nd Swell
- Easterly around 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.
Monday 24 October
- Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting northerly during the evening.
- 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
- Mostly sunny. 20% 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.
Nearby Coastal Waters
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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:45 am EST Saturday.