Forecast updated at 6:34 am EST on Sunday 19 April 2015.
A weakening high near New Zealand extends a ridge along the east Queensland coast. A surface trough will move east over the interior state during the remainder of the weekend, and is likely to move through far southern waters in the early hours of Monday.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
- Northerly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening. Light west to northwesterly winds inshore in the early morning.
- Below 1 metre.
- East to northeasterly around 1 metre, reaching 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
- Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm late this afternoon and evening.
Monday 20 April
- West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots early ahead of a southerly 15 to 20 knot change. Winds becoming southwesterly below 10 knots in the late evening.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
- East to northeasterly around 1 metre, reaching 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Swell tending southeasterly late evening.
- Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Tuesday 21 April
- West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- South to southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- Mostly sunny. 60% chance of showers.
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 Sunday.