LifestyleBeach report: Sunshine but cool temperatures expected

Beach report: Sunshine but cool temperatures expected

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It will be blue skies across the weekend, according to Craig Holden.

Well, it has been another fantastic week of weather across the local region, with very mild and quite warm temperatures for the past few days, together with plenty of sunshine and only light winds.

We managed to avoid the thunderstorms that tormented SE Queensland!

Looking ahead to the coming days and the forecast looks quite good once again with more blue skies and sunshine expected, although we can expect the temperatures to cool down quite significantly.

It will be particularly cool through those very early mornings and again in the evenings – but the daytime temperatures should once again be quite mild.

Cooler S/SW winds will be blowing this morning at around 15 knots, but they will then swing more from the S/SE during the day and drop back to around 10 knots only by mid-afternoon.

Tomorrow’s forecast is almost identical too, with S/SW winds in the morning at around 10 to 15 knots but then shifting to become more variable during the afternoon and easing back to around 10 knots.

Sunday will then see a slight change, with stronger and more onshore winds forecast, with 15 knots of S/SE winds that could gust to 15 to 20 knots by early afternoon.

Swimming conditions perfect

Swimming conditions have been absolutely perfect through this past week with more glassy and calm conditions to enjoy right throughout the day, but as per usual, those early mornings have been a real treat for those early risers to enjoy.

Looking ahead and we can expect more calm and gentle swimming conditions during both today and tomorrow, and especially so through the mornings while the winds are offshore.

However, by Sunday, we can expect to see choppy conditions return and become more prevalent throughout the day, and on the more open and exposed beaches.

For best swimming conditions, hit the beaches in the mornings – any time from early morning through to around midday – and then by Sunday, you will also be best served heading to locations that are protected from those stronger S/SE winds (Hervey Bay, Agnes Water, Moore Park Beach and Nielson Park).

Please check with the Lifeguard on duty, read any safety signage or messages, AND most importantly please swim only at patrolled beaches, only between the red and yellow flags, and only during patrol times – remember, if we can’t see you, we can’t save you!

Beach patrols


SATURDAY & SUNDAY – 9am to 5pm at Kelly’s Beach and Agnes Water ONLY

Clean waves producing great surfing conditions

Local surfers have been enjoying another run of super-fun, clean waves about our local beaches for the past few days, with those early birds being rewarded with plenty of fun waves and surprisingly warm weather as well.

Looking ahead to the coming days and we should see more clean waves about our local beaches, particular through the mornings, but we can also expect to see the wave heights start to ease slowly through today and tomorrow.

By Sunday and into Monday, we could see another small increase in wave heights, but we can also expect to see choppy conditions return by then too.

Therefore, try your luck through the early mornings today and tomorrow at locations such as Agnes Water, Nielson Park, Moore Park Beach and Mon Repos. Good Luck.

For the SUP and ocean ski/kayak paddlers, you will be able to find plenty of calm and gentle ocean conditions about our beautiful coastline for those that wish to have a relaxed ocean paddle – and maybe even a few small, clean waves.

But for those looking for choppy conditions for a slick downwind paddle, you will need to wait until Sunday when the S/SE winds are more prevalent and suited to a south to north downwinder.

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