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.
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.