Forecast issued at 10:10 am EST on Thursday 28 August 2014.
A complex low pressure system lies offshore over the far southern Coral Sea, while a second low centre lies over water near the southeast Queensland border and is expected to intensify today. A tight pressure gradient exists between a slow moving high pressure system over the far southern Tasman Sea and the complex low pressure system, easing during Saturday.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Moreton Bay
- Southerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the eastern bay during the afternoon and evening.
- 1 to 2 metres.
Friday 29 August
- Southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending southeasterly in the evening then tending southerly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Saturday 30 August
- West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
- Below 1 metre.
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.
Nearby Coastal Waters
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The next routine forecast will be issued at 3:50 pm EST Thursday.