Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Thursday 25 August 2016.
A surface trough is located over the northern Peninsula and extends into the western Coral Sea. This trough will continue shifting to the northeast. A ridge of high pressure will become established along the tropical east coast in the wake of the trough.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- Variable about 10 knots.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
- Partly cloudy.
Friday 26 August
- South to southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots early in the morning then tending east to southeasterly in the late afternoon.
- Around 1 metre.
- Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
- Partly cloudy.
Saturday 27 August
- Southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots early in the morning.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
- Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower.
Sunday 28 August
- Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
- 1 to 2 metres.
- East to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
- Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
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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