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Beach good option to escape from hot and humid weather

WEATHER: It is going to be a very hot and humid weekend with temperatures expected to reach the mid-30s, so the beach could be a great option for people to find some respite - the only hiccup will be the moderate to strong winds.

Winds will be from the N/NW and will gust from 15-25 knots across both days, with the early mornings set to be slightly lighter.

SWIMMING: Swimming conditions will be a little ordinary this weekend - unless you can find a sheltered and protected location.

The moderate to strong N/NW winds will whip up choppy and messy conditions across most beaches - especially the open beaches - along with a side sweep pushing along these beaches from right to left. If swimming, the picks will be Elliott Heads and Kellys Beach due to the protection they offer swimmers from these winds.

The early mornings should provide the best swimming conditions, although it will be low tide then.

High tides are due mid-afternoon, so this will be another option for swimmers, although the winds will provide some annoyance.

Please swim only at patrolled beaches, during patrol times and always between the red and yellow flags - remember, if we can't see you, we can't save you.

BEACH PATROLS: Saturday - 9am-5pm at Kellys Beach, Nielson Park, Oaks Beach and Agnes Water and 1-5pm at Elliott Heads & Moore Park.

Sunday - 9am-5pm at Elliott Heads, Kellys Beach, Nielson Park, Oaks Beach, Moore Park and Agnes Water.

Weekdays - 9am-5pm at Agnes Water and Kellys Beach only.

SURFING: Mostly flat conditions have been the norm on our local beaches for the past few days, but we could see a bit of an increase in swell size across this weekend - albeit from a northerly wind that will cause messy and sloppy conditions.

Due to the wind and swell direction, some of the better quality conditions (with fun-sized waves) may be found around the northern end of Kellys Beach or even around the Elliott River mouth.

But more than likely, some of the better conditions may require a drive south to Double Island Point or Rainbow Beach.

With this in mind, keep an eye on conditions across the weekend as they may change quickly but the better times may be the early mornings or an hour or so before high tide in the afternoons. Good luck.

DAM LEVELS

Kolan Barrage

84%

Bucca Weir

66%

Fred Haigh Dam

80%

Ben Anderson

Barrage

66%

Ned Churchward

Weir

57%

Paradise Dam

53%

Claude Wharton

Weir

51%

Jones Weir

99%

Boondooma Dam

69%

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