Forecast issued at 3:56 pm EST on Thursday 30 October 2014.
A weak ridge of high pressure lies along the east coast. The ridge will strengthen slightly over the next few days. Northerly winds will freshen, and possibly become strong, over southern waters as a strong surface trough shifts towards eastern Queensland over the weekend.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly in the evening.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
- Mostly clear.
Friday 31 October
- Northwest to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
- Partly cloudy.
Saturday 1 November
- Northerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the middle of the day.
- 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
- Southeasterly below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy.
Sunday 2 November
- Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots shifting southeasterly during the morning.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. 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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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:45 am EST Friday.