Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Friday 9 October 2015.
A strong high in the Tasman Sea extends a firm ridge along the east Queensland coast. The high will move slowly east while weakening during the weekend, gradually relaxing the ridge. A new high will move east across southeast Australia early next week, strengthening the ridge along the east coast of Queensland from next Wednesday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
- Easterly 15 to 20 knots.
- 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 metres offshore.
- Partly cloudy.
Saturday 10 October
- Easterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Point Lookout early in the morning. Winds decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
- Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Sunday 11 October
- East to northeasterly about 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
- Around 1 metre.
- Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
- Partly cloudy.
Monday 12 October
- Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
- Cloud clearing.
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 Saturday.