Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Friday 9 October 2015.
A strong high in the Tasman Sea extends a firm ridge along the east Queensland coast. The high will move slowly east while weakening during the weekend, gradually relaxing the ridge. A new high will move east across southeast Australia early next week, strengthening the ridge along the east coast of Queensland from next Wednesday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
- Southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 25 knots north of Cullen Point in the late evening. Winds tending east to southeasterly in the late evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres later in the evening.
- Mostly clear.
Saturday 10 October
- East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then tending southeast to southwesterly in the evening.
- 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
- Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.
Sunday 11 October
- Easterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
- Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
- Mostly sunny. 40% chance of showers.
Monday 12 October
- Easterly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon with inshore sea breezes. Winds becoming south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
- Mostly sunny. 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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