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

Issued at 10:23 am EST on Thursday 8 December 2022
for the period until midnight EST Saturday 10 December 2022.

Please be aware
Wind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

Warning Information

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Weather Situation

A strengthening trough is moving eastwards across southern Queensland and is expected to move offshore of the southeast Queensland coast during this afternoon and push northwards to central Queensland waters on Friday before weakening. Behind the trough, a ridge will build across South Queensland Waters on Friday and into the weekend.

Capricornia Coast: St Lawrence to Burnett Heads

Forecast for Thursday 8 December until midnight

Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Agnes Water in the late afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres north of Cape Capricorn during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Friday 9 December

Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending southeast to southwesterly early in the morning then tending northeast to southeasterly in the middle of the day. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Agnes Water. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Saturday 10 December

Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. 1st Swell: Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre offshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening. 2nd Swell: Southerly around 1 metre offshore southern waters. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Hervey Bay

Forecast for Thursday 8 December until midnight

Winds: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots in the northern bay in the late afternoon. Winds tending west to northwesterly below 10 knots in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then decreasing to 1 metre later in the evening. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Friday 9 December

Winds: West to northwesterly about 10 knots tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots before dawn then tending east to southeasterly in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 20 knots inshore during the morning and early afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

Forecast for Saturday 10 December

Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Fraser Island Coast: Sandy Cape to Double Island Point

Forecast for Thursday 8 December until midnight

Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore around midday. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Friday 9 December

Winds: Northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots before dawn then tending east to southeasterly in the late afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. 1st Swell: Southerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to around 1 metre offshore. 2nd Swell: Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Saturday 10 December

Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. 1st Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. 2nd Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Sunshine Coast Waters: Double Island Point to Cape Moreton

Forecast for Thursday 8 December until midnight

Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending northeasterly in the middle of the day then tending southeast 10 to 15 knots in the evening. Winds increasing to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Maroochydore. Swell: North to northeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Friday 9 December

Winds: South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Maroochydore during the morning. Winds tending east to southeasterly during the day. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres around midday. 1st Swell: Southerly around 1 metre offshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening, then tending south to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening. 2nd Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore north of Maroochydore in the early morning.

Forecast for Saturday 10 December

Winds: Easterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. 1st Swell: South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the evening. 2nd Swell: Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Moreton Bay

Forecast for Thursday 8 December until midnight

Winds: Variable about 10 knots, becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day. Winds shifting southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon and increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon. Winds reaching 20 to 25 knots in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe.

Forecast for Friday 9 December

Winds: South to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots turning easterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Saturday 10 December

Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Gold Coast Waters: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

Forecast for Thursday 8 December until midnight

Winds: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots inshore south of Point Lookout. Winds shifting south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in in the early afternoon and increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon. Winds reaching 20 to 25 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. 1st Swell: Southerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to around 1 metre offshore. 2nd Swell: North to northeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe.

Forecast for Friday 9 December

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds tending easterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. 1st Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday. 2nd Swell: North to northeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore later in the evening. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Saturday 10 December

Winds: Easterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Point Lookout. Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

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

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