Thursday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots at times north of Innisfail. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: East to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Friday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Outlook Saturday: Southeasterly 15/25 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre later in the evening. Outlook Sunday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning.Issued Thu 15:50 EST
15:23 EST The weather pattern has altered abruptly, as it often does at this time of year, with a high pressure ridge taking over from low pressure, allowing almost all of New South Wales to dry out.