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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

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

Issued at 4:45 am EST on Sunday 25 August 2019
for the period until midnight EST Tuesday 27 August 2019.

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 high [1023 hPa] over the northern Tasman Sea will move slowly east in the coming days and extend a weak ridge across southern Queensland leading to generally light winds. Winds tending northerly and freshening south of Fraser Island from this afternoon as a surface trough moves across southern Queensland and a southerly change moves north along the northern New South Wales coast. However, the trough and southerly change are likely to stall and weaken before reaching the southeast coast.

Capricornia Coast: St Lawrence to Burnett Heads

Forecast for Sunday 25 August until midnight

Winds: East to northeasterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. 1st Swell: South to southeasterly 1 to 2 metres offshore southern waters, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then tending southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. 2nd Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Monday 26 August

Winds: Variable below 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then turning easterly in the early afternoon. Inshore winds south to southwesterly below 10 knots in the morning, tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots with afternoon sea breezes. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre offshore east of Sandy Cape. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Tuesday 27 August

Winds: East to northeasterly about 10 knots tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning. Inshore winds south to southwesterly below 10 knots in the early morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Hervey Bay

Forecast for Sunday 25 August until midnight

Winds: Variable about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Monday 26 August

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly in the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Tuesday 27 August

Winds: Northeasterly about 10 knots shifting east to southeasterly during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Fraser Island Coast: Sandy Cape to Double Island Point

Forecast for Sunday 25 August until midnight

Winds: North to northeasterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Swell: South to southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then tending southeasterly around 1 metre later in the evening. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Monday 26 August

Winds: Variable below 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre offshore. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Tuesday 27 August

Winds: East northeasterly about 10 knots tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day, then shifting easterly during the late afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: South to southeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Sunshine Coast Waters: Double Island Point to Cape Moreton

Forecast for Sunday 25 August until midnight

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: South to southeasterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then tending southeasterly around 1 metre by early evening. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Monday 26 August

Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Tuesday 27 August

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly during the morning, then shifting east to northeasterly in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Moreton Bay

Forecast for Sunday 25 August until midnight

Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming west to northwesterly about 10 knots early in the morning then tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Monday 26 August

Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots early in the morning, then becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Tuesday 27 August

Winds: East to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Gold Coast Waters: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

Forecast for Sunday 25 August until midnight

Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to northwesterly in the middle of the day then turning northerly in the early afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then tending south to southeasterly around 1 metre by early evening. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Monday 26 August

Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the late morning, then becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Tuesday 27 August

Winds: East to northeasterly about 10 knots becoming variable below 10 knots in the early morning, then becoming east to southeasterly about 10 knots in the middle of the day. Winds then shifting east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

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

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