16th April, 2018 – Synopsis: A low level trough will move across the area and is expected to generate relatively unstable weather conditions resulting in cloudy periods and showers at times. However, late tomorrow evening the chance of showers is likely to increase as the atmosphere becomes even more unstable. Even a slight chance of thunderstorm is also possible across some areas. Otherwise, for the rest of the period at most a moderate chance of showers can be expected. Additionally, another swell event is forecast to affect the region Thursday into Friday causing sea conditions to become hazardous for beachgoers.
Winds: East-southeasterly through to Thursday becoming easterly by Friday ranging between 15-33 km/h or 8-18 knots.
Seas: be Slight to moderate with significant wave heights 0.9 to 2.1 meters or 3-7 feet therefore small craft operators are advised to exercise caution. Additionally, a caution for beachgoers will be in effect Thursday and Friday as surfs are expected to break as high as 1.5 meters or 5 feet.
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