Peninsula Coastal Waters Forecast: Sharp Point to Cape Melville

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Friday 16 April 2021.

Weather Situation

A high [1017 hPa] over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the coast, and will remain in place over the weekend as a new high moves into the Great Australian Bight. A trough over the central Coral Sea will move only slowly westwards towards the Queensland east coast over the next few days. A weak tropical low may develop over the far northwestern Coral Sea early next week.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Cape Sidmouth in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres south of Cape Sidmouth.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 17 April

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres outside the reef.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Sunday 18 April

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Cape Sidmouth.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres outside the reef.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Monday 19 April

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Please be awareWind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:45 am EST Saturday.

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