Wind set to return for the weekend

WEATHER: Yet again, it looks as though the winds will increase just in time for the weekend, although hopefully they will not be as strong and gusty as the previous few weekends.

Today should have the winds vary from the SE to the SW/SE about 10-15 knots before increasing to 15-20 knots later this afternoon.

Tomorrow and Sunday are both looking similar too, with S/SW winds early about 15 to 20 knots that will increase through the afternoons to about 20-25 knots.

Temperatures also look set to cool down slightly through today and tomorrow, with a minimum of 9 degrees expected tomorrow morning and 11 degrees on Sunday morning, although daytime maximums should reach about 22 degrees.

SWIMMING: Swimming conditions will be best this weekend from early morning to about mid to late morning before winds increase too much and while the tide is high (11am tomorrow and 11.30am Sunday).

Beaches that offer some protection from the prevailing winds will again be the picks - Agnes Water (southern end), Nielson Park, Mon Repos and Moore Park are looking favourable but not all of these are patrolled so be careful.

The open and exposed beaches will get quite choppy and a little messy as the winds increase and there will also be a side current pushing along their length from right to left.

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

BEACH PATROLS: Tomorrow and Sunday - 9am to 5pm at Kellys Beach and Agnes Water only

Weekdays - 9am to 5pm at Agnes Water only

SURFING: Local surfers were able to find a few small, but clean waves on our local beaches yesterday after the rain disappeared and the winds dropped, and hopefully these conditions will remain across the weekend.

As the winds increase the waves will become slightly wind affected, particularly on the open beaches, but hopefully there will be plenty of fun-sized waves about .5m tomorrow and Sunday.

Hit the beaches through the early mornings for best results or again from mid to late morning.

Spots such as Agnes Water, Nielson Park and Mon Repos will probably be the best.

EVENTS: The Moore Park SLSC AGM will be held on Sunday from 9am at the Moore Park SLSC.

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