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It's going to be a scorcher at the beach

WEATHER: The weekend is shaping up to be another hot and humid one, with just the chance of a few scattered showers about the coast.

Winds will be light to moderate and variable, with 10-15 knots of N/NE winds tomorrow and 10-15 knots of E/NE winds on Sunday, although they will be lighter in the early mornings.

It's shaping up as being another great weekend to hit the beach.

SWIMMING: Swimming conditions will be mostly pretty good across the weekend, with just some slightly choppy ocean conditions to contend with, but these shouldn't really bother the swimmers too much.

The best swimming conditions will be found from early to mid-morning while the tide is high and the winds lighter, with the choppier conditions set to kick in through the afternoons.

As usual with northerly winds, Elliott Heads and Kellys Beach will provide the most favourable swimming conditions, but all beaches will be okay through the morning.

Just be careful on the outgoing tide as there could be a few rips developing on the open and exposed beaches due to the considerable water movement.

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

BEACH PATROLS: Saturday - 9am-5pm at Kelly's Beach, Nielson Park, Oaks Beach and Agnes Water; and 1-5pm at Elliott Heads and Moore Park.

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

Weekdays - 9am-5pm at Agnes Water and Kelly's Beach only.

SURFING: The dreaded northerly winds are set to continue this weekend, although we should see a slight shift to E/NE on Sunday but this still does not provide much hope for any quality surf conditions.

What waves are on offer this weekend will be small (tiny) and a little sloppy due to variable winds and chop.

If desperate, have a look across local beaches through the early mornings for a small mal wave.

DAM LEVELS

Kolan Barrage

97%

Bucca Weir

64%

Fred Haigh Dam

84%

Ben Anderson

Barrage

64%

Ned Churchward

Weir

53%

Paradise Dam

51%

Claude Wharton

Weir

46%

Jones Weir

98%

Boondooma Dam

68%

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