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Coastal Waters Forecast for Queensland
Southern Zones: St Lawrence to Point Danger

Issued at 4:45 am EST on Saturday 16 February 2019
for the period until midnight EST Monday 18 February 2019.

Please be aware
Wind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height. Wind warnings are issued for today and tomorrow and describe the highest category of wind warning for that day.

Warning Information

For latest warnings go to www.bom.gov.au, subscribe to RSS feeds, call 1300-360-427* or listen for warnings on relevant TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation

A high in the Tasman Sea will maintain a firm ridge over southern Queensland waters for the next few days. East to southeasterly swells are expected to increase over southern waters during the weekend. Swells are then likely to increase significantly and become a long period east to northeasterly mid next week, depending on the movement and development of tropical cyclone Oma, currently in the far eastern Coral Sea.

Capricornia Coast: St Lawrence to Burnett Heads

Forecast for Saturday 16 February until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Capricornia Coast

Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots at times. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Easterly 1 to 2 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Sunday 17 February

Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Monday 18 February

Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots. Inshore afternoon east to northeasterly sea breezes. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Hervey Bay

Forecast for Saturday 16 February until midnight

Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Sunday 17 February

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Monday 18 February

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the northern bay. Swell: North to northeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Fraser Island Coast: Sandy Cape to Double Island Point

Forecast for Saturday 16 February until midnight

Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Sunday 17 February

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots at times. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 2 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Monday 18 February

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Winds reaching up to 25 at times offshore. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Sunshine Coast Waters: Double Island Point to Cape Moreton

Forecast for Saturday 16 February until midnight

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots at times. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Sunday 17 February

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore north of Maroochydore. Swell: Easterly 2 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Monday 18 February

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Moreton Bay

Forecast for Saturday 16 February until midnight

Winds: South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the far north. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Sunday 17 February

Winds: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots from late morning. Seas: Around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Monday 18 February

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Gold Coast Waters: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

Forecast for Saturday 16 February until midnight

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots at times. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Sunday 17 February

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 2 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Monday 18 February

Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 2 metres offshore. Weather: Mostly sunny.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 3:50 pm EST Saturday.

* Calls to 1300 numbers cost around 27.5c incl. GST, higher from mobiles or public phones. Marine forecasts are also available on VHF and HF radio. View the radio schedule on www.bom.gov.au/marine

Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecasts for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for neighbouring coastal zones.