Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Wednesday 29 June 2016.
A complex low lies over the Tasman Sea and will move eastwards during today. A large high over northern New South Wales extends a firm ridge into southern Queensland. The high will move further east during Thursday whilst weakening.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- Southerly 15 to 20 knots, turning southeasterly in the evening. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Maroochydore during the morning.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
- 1st Swell
- South to southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
- 2nd Swell
- Easterly around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.
Thursday 30 June
- South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
- Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
- Southeasterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.
Friday 1 July
- Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
- Southeasterly around 1 metre 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.
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