Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Tuesday 17 January 2017.
A high pressure system in the Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the east Queensland coast. The ridge will relax from Wednesday, with winds then tending more northerly and freshening over far southern Queensland waters ahead of a coastal trough moving north along the New South Wales coast. The coastal trough and an associated fresh southerly wind change is likely to move through far southern waters early on Thursday morning, reaching southern Fraser Island waters by late afternoon. The trough is the expected to weaken on Thursday night with moderate to fresh north to northeasterly winds developing on Friday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
- North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
- Below 1 metre.
Wednesday 18 January
- North to northwesterly about 10 knots, becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots by late morning or early afternoon. Winds possibly reaching up to 25 knots in the afternoon.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Thursday 19 January
- Northerly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning then becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
- Around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Friday 20 January
- South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly during the morning then tending northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
- Below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
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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