A volunteer at VMR (Volunteer Marine Rescue) and with the police, Jill Barclay is a gem of Hervey Bay.
A volunteer at VMR (Volunteer Marine Rescue) and with the police, Jill Barclay is a gem of Hervey Bay. Valerie Horton

Winds drop but showers forecast for Fraser Coast on weekend

THE weather is looking better for boaties but we may miss out on sunny skies with a shower or two expected for the Fraser Coast over the weekend. 

The vice commodore of VMR Hervey Bay, Jill Barclay, said after a rough weekend on the water, the strong wind warning had dropped with 10-15 knots expected over the weekend.

Five people were rescued  from the Great Sandy Straits after their boat began taking water on Monday night and crews also towed a yacht with motor problems in from Scarness Beach to the Boat Harbour on Monday.  

 

"This weekend is looking a lot better for boaties," Jill said. 

 

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting showers through until next Wednesday with top temps around the 28 degree mark. 

The weather is looking better for boaties this weekend.
The weather is looking better for boaties this weekend. john mccutcheon

She said they were expecting a lot more boats out on the water and encouraged those heading out to log with VMR by calling 4128 9666 or via radio on channel 73 or 22. 



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