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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 3 March 2024
for the period until midnight EST Tuesday 5 March 2024.

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 [1020 hPa] in the northern Tasman Sea extends a weak ridge over south Queensland waters. A trough will move east across the southeast waters on Monday. A new ridge and southeasterly wind surge will extend over the south Queensland waters in the wake of the trough on Monday, as a high moves east across Tasmania.

Capricornia Coast: St Lawrence to Burnett Heads

Forecast for Sunday 3 March until midnight

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon then decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Monday 4 March

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Tuesday 5 March

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing up to 25 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing up to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening. 1st Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore southern waters during the morning. 2nd Swell: Southerly around 1 metre offshore southern waters, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Hervey Bay

Forecast for Sunday 3 March until midnight

Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to below 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: North to northeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Monday 4 March

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Tuesday 5 March

Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 30 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Northeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

K'gari Coast: Sandy Cape to Double Island Point

Forecast for Sunday 3 March until midnight

Winds: Northerly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Monday 4 March

Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Tuesday 5 March

Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 30 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. 1st Swell: Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. 2nd Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Sunshine Coast Waters: Double Island Point to Cape Moreton

Forecast for Sunday 3 March until midnight

Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly in the late morning. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Maroochydore in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm late this afternoon and evening.

Forecast for Monday 4 March

Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Maroochydore in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Tuesday 5 March

Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 30 knots. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 1st Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. 2nd Swell: Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening. Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Moreton Bay

Forecast for Sunday 3 March until midnight

Winds: North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then becoming north to northwesterly about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers late this afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm late this afternoon and evening.

Forecast for Monday 4 March

Winds: Northwesterly below 10 knots becoming southerly in the morning then tending southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 25 knots in the eastern bay during the afternoon and evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the western bay during the afternoon. Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Tuesday 5 March

Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 30 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing up to 2 metres in the far north. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Gold Coast Waters: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

Forecast for Sunday 3 March until midnight

Winds: North to northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers late this afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening.

Forecast for Monday 4 March

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon. 1st Swell: Southerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to around 1 metre offshore. 2nd Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Tuesday 5 March

Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 30 knots. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening. 1st Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. 2nd Swell: Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the evening. Weather: Partly cloudy.

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

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