SUN'S OUT: Conditions looks good for a weekend at the beach.
SUN'S OUT: Conditions looks good for a weekend at the beach. Mike Knott BUN240316SURF3

Light winds mean calm ocean

IT LOOKS like we are in for another great weekend of beach weather - not as good as last weekend's bottler, but still pretty good!

Temperatures will be slightly cooler this weekend, continuing with the theme from the past few days, and we can expect minimums of about 11 or 12 degrees but because of the mostly sunny skies, we can expect the daytime maximums to reach about 22 to 24 degrees.

Winds will generally be quite light also this weekend, which is great news for beach-goers because the ocean should remains mostly calm.

Today's winds will be from the S/SE to E/SE at 10 to 15 knots this morning before easing through this afternoon to 5 to 10 knots.

Tomorrow and Sunday are looking like carbon copies of each other in terms of the winds, with 5 to 10 knots of S/SE to E/SE winds.

Swimming

Ocean conditions will remain quite good right across today and the next two days, with the light winds not expected to cause any major changes in the ocean conditions apart from some slight chop through the mornings.

All beaches should produce good swimming conditions across the next few days, although those that offer protection from the prevailing S/SE winds will be slightly better - i.e. Agnes Water, Nielson Park, Moore Park and Mon Repos.

High tides are due in the early mornings and again in the late afternoons/early evenings this weekend, so the best swimming conditions will be found from early to mid morning or from mid to late afternoon, although it will also be a little cooler at these times.

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

Surfing

The surf conditions have been mostly non-existent over the past few days and it does look like this will also be similar across the next few days as well.

The waves that have been at our local beaches have been clean, but they have also been quite small and this will remain similar for the weekend.

As we know, conditions can change quickly, so have a look at the normal spots in the early mornings and late afternoons to see if anything develops that will entice you out on a mal or maybe the SUP - I doubt if the short boards will be much use this weekend. Good luck!



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