Forecast issued at 10:24 pm EST on Thursday 28 August 2014.
A complex low pressure system lies off the eastern australian coast. A small low within this complex is currently moving northeastwards, away from the southern Queensland coast. Further south, another low within the complex is expected to move towards the New South Wales coast during Friday, and then move eastwards away from the coast on Saturday. A slow moving high in the southern Tasman sea will maintain a ridge through western and northern Queensland through the remainder of this week.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sunshine Coast Waters
- Southerly 25 to 30 knots.
- 3 metres.
- Southeasterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore.
- Large and powerful surf conditions in the evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Friday 29 August
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sunshine Coast Waters
- Southerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
- 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
- Southeasterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
- Large and powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Saturday 30 August
- Southerly 10 to 15 knots tending southwesterly in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day.
- Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
- Southeasterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Sunday 31 August
- Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon.
- Below 1 metre.
- South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
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 4:45 am EST Friday.