Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Thursday 25 August 2016.
A ridge extends eastwards through southern Queensland. A complex area of low pressure lies over the central Tasman Sea. Relatively strong pressure gradient between these two features lies over southern Queensland waters.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Point Lookout.
- North to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Friday 26 August
- Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southeasterly during the morning and early afternoon. Reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning and again in the late evening.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
- Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers offshore, 50% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Saturday 27 August
- South to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
- Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the morning.
Sunday 28 August
- Southerly 20 to 25 knots turning southeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.
- South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 30% 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.
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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:45 am EST Friday.