Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Friday 24 October 2014.
A high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the east coast. This high will shift east towards New Zealand over the next few days, maintaining a weak ridge along the east Queensland coast. A trough will enter the southeastern interior of Queensland today and become slow moving.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
- 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 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots inshore in the evening.
- 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.
- Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm 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 3:50 pm EST Friday.