Sunshine should prevail over any rain during next few days

WEATHER: Yet again we have seen a strong and gusty SE wind change move into the region in the past 24 hours or so, and unfortunately these winds look set to continue to be strong for at lest the next day or two, before they start to gradually decrease through Sunday and into Monday.

Today's winds will continue from the SE to E/SE at around 20-25 knots, will possible increases to 30 knots through the afternoon.

Tomorrow will be very similar, although the winds will be more form the E/SE at around 20 to 25 knots, while Sunday should start to see the winds ease back to 15 to 20 knots from the E/SE to E/NE.

Showers are a possibility through today and tomorrow due to the onshore flow, but sunshine should be more prevalent than rain.

SWIMMING: Swimming conditions are pretty ordinary - especially on the open and exposed beaches where it will be very messy and choppy with a strong side sweep running along the length of the beaches from right to left.

If swimming, try and hit the beaches in the early mornings before the winds are too strong and while to tide is high - high tides are due around 7am tomorrow and 7.30am on Sunday - and head to beaches that offer protection from the prevailing winds (the southern pocket at Agnes Water will be best, but also Nielson Park and Mon Repos).

Another option for those that like to sleep, would be to try the late afternoons, particularly by Sunday if the winds do drop away. Be careful during the outgoing stage of the tide too, as rips could start to develop on the open beaches if the wave heights increase.

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: Weekdays - 9.9am-5pm at Kellys Beach and Agnes Water only

Tomorrow - 9am-5pm at Kellys Beach, Nielson Park, Oaks Beach and Agnes Water; 1pm-5.00pm at Elliott Heads and Moore Park

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

SURFING: Local surfers should be able to find plenty of fun-sized but messy waves across the local area for the next couple of days as these strong SE winds start to whip up the messy conditions.

Wave heights will not be epic by any stretch of the imagination, but there should be plenty of wave action to satisfy those keen to get wet.

Locations such as Agnes Water, Mon Repos, Nielson Park and even Moore Park will likely be the better options, with the early mornings and mid to late afternoon likely the best times.



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