Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Thursday 30 June 2016.
A high over northern New South Wales will move eastwards in to the Coral Sea through today whilst weakening. A trough is likely to move through southern Queensland waters early on Friday. A new high will then move across the south of the continent on Friday and over the weekend, extending a weak ridge into southern Queensland waters in the wake of the trough.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- Southwest to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming variable in the afternoon. Winds tending north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southeasterly 1.5 metres offshore.
- Mostly sunny.
Friday 1 July
- West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore.
- 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Southeasterly below 1 metre.
- Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower offshore in the early morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.
Saturday 2 July
- Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the day.
- Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the evening.
- Partly cloudy.
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 Thursday.