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SLSQ’s Weekend Beach Forecast

Heading to the beach this weekend? Surf lifesavers will be out in force to watch over and protect all swimmers. But, to ensure you remember your trip to the beach for all the right reasons, we ask that you swim only at patrolled locations and between the red and yellow flags.

 
You can get localised and extensive safety information on Queensland beaches online at http://beachsafe.org.au/

Gold Coast

It’s shaping up to be a partly cloudy day, with a medium (40%) chance of showers. SE winds of 10-15 knots are expected, decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas are forecast at below 1 metre, with an E swell of 1-1.5 metres. A top of 30 degrees is forecast, with a low of 20. An extreme UV rating is forecast between 11am to 12.30pm. Low tide: 11:52am, 11:26pm. High tide: 5:24am, 5:39pm.

 

It’s likely to be another partly cloudy on Sunday, with a medium (50%) chance of showers. Winds will tend E 15 to 20 knots. An E swell of around 1 metre is forecast, increasing to 1 to 1.5m offshore by early evening. It will reach a top of 29 degrees, with a low of 22. A very high UV rating is forecast to peak at midday. High tide: 6:12am, 6:29pm. Low tide: 12:36pm.

 

Always remember to have a chat to the surf lifesavers and lifeguards for advice before entering the water.

Sunshine Coast

It’s likely to be a partly cloudy day on Saturday with a medium (60%) chance of a shower. SE winds are forecast to reach 15 to 20 knots. An E swell of 1-1.5m is forecast, tending SE 1-1.5m during the morning, with seas hovering around 1m. A top of 29 degrees is forecast, with a low of 21. A very high UV rating is forecast to peak at midday. Low tide: 11:53am, 11:28pm. High tide: 6:06am, 6:16pm.

 

It’s shaping up to be another partly cloudy day on Sunday, with a moderate (70%) chance of a shower and the chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. SE winds 10-15 knots are expected to turn E 15-20 knots in the late morning and early evening. An E swell of 1-1.5m is forecast, decreasing to around 1m in the afternoon . A top of 29 degrees is forecast, with a low of 22. A very high UV rating is forecast to peak at midday. High tide: 11:13am, 11:50pm. Low tide: 5:10am, 5:24pm.

 

Beachgoers are reminded to swim only at patrolled locations, between the red and yellow flags.

Wide Bay Capricorn – Bundaberg

It’s likely to be a partly cloudy day on Saturday, with an 80% chance of showers and the possibility of a thunderstorm north of Cape Capricorn. SE winds are forecast, hovering around 15-20 knots, and reaching up to 25 knots north of Agnes Water early in the morning and again in the evening. A NE to SE swell of around 1-1.5m is forecast, tending E to SE and dropping to less than 1m in the early evening. A top of 29 is forecast, with a low of 21. A high UV rating is forecast between 11am – 1pm. High tide: 5.50am, 6.03pm. Low tide: 12.19pm.

It’s likely to be another wet and cloudy day on Sunday, with a 90% chance of showers and the possibility of a thunderstorm. Moderate SE winds are forecast, hovering around 15-20 knots, before turning E in the morning. An E swell of less than 1m is forecast, increasing to 1.5m offshore across the morning. A top of 29 degrees is forecast, with a low of 22. A high UV rating is forecast between 11am – 1pm. Low tide: 12.04am, 1.04pm. High tide: 6.37am, 6.53pm.

Always remember to swim at patrolled beaches only and between the red and yellow flags. If lifesavers and lifeguards can’t see you, they can’t save you.

North Barrier – Townsville

It’s shaping up as a cloudy and potentially rainy day, with a 95% chance of rain and the possibility of a thunderstorm. Easterly winds are forecast, hovering around 15-20 knots, and reaching up to 25 knots inshore early in the morning. An E swell of less than 1m is forecast. A top of 29 degrees is forecast, with a low of 24. Low tide: 12.32am, 1.32pm. High tide: 6.57am, 6.43pm.

 

It’s likely to be another wet and cloudy day on Sunday, with a 90% chance of showers and the possibility of a thunderstorm. E to SE winds are forecast, hovering around 10-15 knots, before decreasing to around 10 knots in the late morning. An E swell of around 1m is forecast outside the reef. A top of 30 degrees is forecast, with a low of 24. An extreme UV rating is forecast between 10.30am – 2pm. Low tide: 1.02am, 2.01pm. High tide: 7.25am, 7.17pm.

 

Remember to swim only at patrolled beaches between the red and yellow flags, and within the marine stinger nets where applicable.

North Queensland – Cairns

It’s shaping up as a cloudy and potentially rainy day, with a 90% chance of rain and the possibility of a thunderstorm. Moderate NE to SE winds are forecast, hovering around 10-15 knots, with a SE swell of approximately 1m outside of the reef. Seas will hover below 1m. A top of 30 degrees is forecast, with a low of 23. An extreme UV rating is forecast between 10.30am – 2pm. Low tide: 12.21am, 1.04pm. High tide: 7.01am, 6.52pm.

 

It’s likely to be another wet and cloudy day on Sunday, with a 90% chance of showers and the possibility of a thunderstorm. E to SE winds, around 10 knots, are forecast. A SE swell, around 1m outside of the reef, is forecast. A top of 31 degrees is forecast, with a low of 24. An extreme UV rating is forecast between 10.30am – 2pm. Low tide: 12.57am, 1.36pm. High tide: 7.35am, 7.31pm.

 

The stinger risk on North Queensland beaches remains moderate, and beachgoers are strongly urged to cover up and only swim within the stinger nets.

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