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

Issued at 4:45 am EST on Saturday 2 July 2022
for the period until midnight EST Monday 4 July 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

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 [1035 hPa] over the Great Australian Bight extends a ridge over the southern waters. The high will move slowly east over the next several days, maintaining the ridge. A trough will develop in the Coral Sea and northern Tasman Sea over the weekend. The trough is likely to deepen from Monday but is forecast to remain well offshore.

Capricornia Coast: St Lawrence to Burnett Heads

Forecast for Saturday 2 July until midnight

Winds: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots offshore. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Agnes Water around midday. Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Weather: Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain.

Forecast for Sunday 3 July

Winds: Southerly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. 1st Swell: Northeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. 2nd Swell: Southerly around 1 metre offshore southern waters. Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Forecast for Monday 4 July

Winds: Southerly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots offshore north of Gladstone. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning. 1st Swell: Northeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. 2nd Swell: Southerly around 1 metre offshore southern waters. Weather: Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain.

Hervey Bay

Forecast for Saturday 2 July until midnight

Winds: Southerly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: North to northeasterly around 1 metre in the northern bay. Weather: Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain.

Forecast for Sunday 3 July

Winds: South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: North to northeasterly around 1 metre in the northern bay. Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Forecast for Monday 4 July

Winds: South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: North to northeasterly around 1 metre in the northern bay. Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of rain.

Fraser Island Coast: Sandy Cape to Double Island Point

Forecast for Saturday 2 July until midnight

Winds: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, turning east to southeasterly offshore during the morning and afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain.

Forecast for Sunday 3 July

Winds: South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre later in the evening. Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Forecast for Monday 4 July

Winds: Southerly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. 1st Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. 2nd Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of rain.

Sunshine Coast Waters: Double Island Point to Cape Moreton

Forecast for Saturday 2 July until midnight

Winds: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots offshore. Offshore winds turning east to southeasterly during the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain.

Forecast for Sunday 3 July

Winds: South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots offshore during the morning and afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre by early evening. 1st Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. 2nd Swell: Southerly around 1 metre offshore. Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Forecast for Monday 4 July

Winds: South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. 1st Swell: Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. 2nd Swell: Southerly around 1 metre offshore. Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Moreton Bay

Forecast for Saturday 2 July until midnight

Winds: South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain.

Forecast for Sunday 3 July

Winds: South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Monday 4 July

Winds: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Gold Coast Waters: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

Forecast for Saturday 2 July until midnight

Winds: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the morning. Offshore winds turning east to southeasterly during the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain.

Forecast for Sunday 3 July

Winds: South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots offshore during the morning and early afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening. 1st Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. 2nd Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Forecast for Monday 4 July

Winds: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. 1st Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. 2nd Swell: Southerly around 1 metre offshore. Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

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

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