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Beach report: Mild temperatures ahead for the weekend

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Craig Holden says today will bring a continuation of great conditions with more sunny skies, warm temperatures, and only light winds, which is great news for beachgoers. Photo: File, Elliott Heads Beach

As we look ahead to the weekend, we can once again expect mostly sunny skies and daytime temperatures that will be quite mild.

We will feel a cooler morning tomorrow, and those winds will just start to get a little more moderate through both Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

It has been another nice week of weather across the local region this past week, with those chilly temperatures being replaced by milder temperatures and warmer days, but importantly for beachgoers, the winds have only been quite light.

This morning’s winds will be light and from the S/SW early, before they swing more onshore during the day (S/SE to E/SE) but should only reach up to 5 to 10 knots.

Tomorrow will then be very similar, with S/SW to S/SE to E/SE winds again, but they will be slightly stronger at 10 to 15 knots.

Sunday will then bring S/SE to E/SE winds at around 15 knots, but they will be slightly lighter early in the morning.

Swimming

Once again we have been lucky enough to have seen another great week of swimming conditions pass by, with mostly calm and flat ocean conditions to enjoy, with ideal high tide swimming conditions through the mornings – and whilst the water temperature has dropped very slightly, it is still quite tolerable.

As we look ahead to today and across the weekend, we should once again be greeted with more good swimming conditions through today thanks to the light winds, and also through the mornings on both Saturday and Sunday – but as the winds increase during the day and turn more onshore as well, the ocean is expected to get a little choppy through the afternoons especially.

With this in mind, all beaches will be quite OK for a swim through the early mornings, but if the afternoon is your preferred time for a swim, I would suggest that beaches such as Agnes Water, Hervey Bay, Moore Park, and Nielson Park Beaches will be better at that time of day.

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

Today and weekdays – NIL
Saturday and Sunday – 9 am to 5 pm at Kelly’s Beach and Agnes Water

Mild temperatures and small waves for surfers

Surfing

Well, despite the mostly calm conditions on our local beaches this week, there has been a small, clean wave about for the past couple of days.

It has only been small, but considering that recent flat spell, it certainly enticed a few people to get the mals out and enjoy some clean, fun sliders.

This should also be the situation across the coming days as well, with the chance of finding a few clean, but small waves through the mornings, before the onshore winds kick in through the afternoons.

For best results, maybe consider locations such as Agnes Water, Nielson Park, Mon Repos, Moore Park, and Kelly’s Beach – and remember, it will likely only be small!

For the SUP and Ocean Ski Paddlers, there will once again be plenty of opportunities for more clam, relaxing and gentle paddles on the ocean through today and then again early tomorrow morning before the onshore winds bring some chop and bump to the ocean surf after that.

Saturday afternoon, and then again through Sunday, may provide enough wind for a south to north downwind paddle as well.

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