Double Island Point to Point Danger and Moreton Bay
Issued at 11:20 pm EST on Thursday 23 May 2013
A low pressure system [1006 hPa] off the northern New South Wales coast is expected to deepen on Friday before moving east-northeast on the weekend. This will result in increasing S to SW winds and swells in southern waters from Friday afternoon. A high [1028 hPa] over the Great Australian Bight extends a strengthening ridge through Queensland.
Please be aware
Wind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given
here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height UPDATED
Warning Summary at issue time
A Gale Warning has been issued for waters between Double
Island Point and Point Danger for Saturday. A Strong Wind Warning has been issued for waters south of Double Island Point for Friday afternoon, and remaining waters south of Sandy Cape during Saturday.
Southeast Coast Waters, Double Island Point to Point Danger:
A Strong Wind Warning has been issued for Friday afternoon and evening. A Gale Warning has been issued for Saturday.
Thursday until midnight: Winds: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: 1.2 metres. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.
Friday: Winds: West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, becoming south to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1.5 metres, increasing to 2.2 metres in the afternoon and to 3 metres in the evening. Swell: South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to around 2 metres by early evening. Isolated showers, tending scattered during the day.
Saturday: Winds: South to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots, increasing to southerly 30 to 40 knots during the early morning. Winds decreasing to 25 to 30 knots late in the evening.
Sunday: Winds: Southerly 25 to 30 knots turning south to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
A Strong Wind Warning has been issued for Saturday.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:36 am EST