Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Thursday 30 June 2016.
A high over northern New South Wales will move eastwards in to the Coral Sea through today whilst weakening. A new high will then move across the south of the continent on Friday and over the weekend. The new high will extend a firm ridge into north Queensland waters from Friday.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the morning. Light southwesterly winds inshore early. Inshore afternoon sea breezes 10 to15 knots.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
- Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower north of Cape Bowling Green, near zero chance elsewhere.
Friday 1 July
- Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Cape Bowling Green during the afternoon and evening. Inshore afternoon sea breezes 10 to15 knots.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef around midday.
- East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Saturday 2 July
- Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
- Below 0.5 metres.
- Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower.
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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