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Queensland

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

Issued at 4:45 am EST on Thursday 2 April 2020
for the period until midnight EST Saturday 4 April 2020.

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

For latest warnings go to www.bom.gov.au, subscribe to RSS feeds, call 1300 659 210* or listen for warnings on relevant TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation

A high [1023 hPa] over the southern Tasman Sea extends a weakening ridge along the east coast of Queensland. A surface trough will move across the southern interior in coming days, moving off the southeast coast on Sunday.

Capricornia Coast: St Lawrence to Burnett Heads

Forecast for Thursday 2 April until midnight

Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending northeasterly inshore with afternoon sea breezes. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Friday 3 April

Winds: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Saturday 4 April

Winds: Northeasterly about 10 knots, inshore afternoon sea breezes reaching up to 15 knots at times. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Hervey Bay

Forecast for Thursday 2 April until midnight

Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly in the middle of the day. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: North to northeasterly below 1 metre in the northern bay. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Friday 3 April

Winds: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: North to northeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Saturday 4 April

Winds: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: North to northeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Fraser Island Coast: Sandy Cape to Double Island Point

Forecast for Thursday 2 April until midnight

Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly in the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Friday 3 April

Winds: Northeasterly about 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Saturday 4 April

Winds: Northeasterly about 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Sunshine Coast Waters: Double Island Point to Cape Moreton

Forecast for Thursday 2 April until midnight

Winds: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, becoming north to northeasterly about 10 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Friday 3 April

Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots, with northwesterly inshore winds. Winds tending northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Maroochydore during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Saturday 4 April

Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Moreton Bay

Forecast for Thursday 2 April until midnight

Winds: South to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day, then turning northerly 10 to 15 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Friday 3 April

Winds: Northwesterly about 10 knots, tending northerly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the evening. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Saturday 4 April

Winds: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre in the afternoon. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Gold Coast Waters: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

Forecast for Thursday 2 April until midnight

Winds: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming north to northeasterly during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Friday 3 April

Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Saturday 4 April

Winds: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

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

* 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

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