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

Issued at 4:45 am EST on Friday 21 January 2022
for the period until midnight EST Sunday 23 January 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 [1034 hPa] near Tasmania extends a strengthening ridge along the east coast. This ridge will persist over the east coast for the rest of the week.

Capricornia Coast: St Lawrence to Burnett Heads

Forecast for Friday 21 January until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Capricornia Coast

Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 30 knots. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. 1st Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then tending east to southeasterly 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon. 2nd Swell: Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Saturday 22 January

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Capricornia Coast

Winds: South to southeasterly 20 to 30 knots, decreasing to 15 to 25 knots early in the morning, reaching up to 30 knots at times offshore. Winds turning east to southeasterly in the afternoon. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore then decreasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore in the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Sunday 23 January

Winds: South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Winds tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late morning, reaching up to 20 knots offshore at times. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. 1st Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore. 2nd Swell: Southerly around 1 metre offshore east of Sandy Cape. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Hervey Bay

Forecast for Friday 21 January until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Hervey Bay

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the day. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Northeasterly below 1 metre in the northern bay. Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Forecast for Saturday 22 January

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Hervey Bay

Winds: South to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning and again in the late afternoon and early evening. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: Northeasterly below 1 metre in the northern bay. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Sunday 23 January

Winds: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Northeasterly below 1 metre in the northern bay. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Fraser Island Coast: Sandy Cape to Double Island Point

Forecast for Friday 21 January until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Fraser Island Coast

Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 30 knots. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. 1st Swell: South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning, then tending southeasterly 2 to 3 metres around midday. 2nd Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Forecast for Saturday 22 January

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Fraser Island Coast

Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning. Seas: 2 to 2.5 metres. 1st Swell: Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres offshore. 2nd Swell: Southerly below 1 metre offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Sunday 23 January

Winds: South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. 1st Swell: East to southeasterly 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. 2nd Swell: Southerly around 1 metre offshore. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Sunshine Coast Waters: Double Island Point to Cape Moreton

Forecast for Friday 21 January until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sunshine Coast Waters

Winds: Southeasterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 33 knots at times during the morning. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, tending southeasterly 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Forecast for Saturday 22 January

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sunshine Coast Waters

Winds: South to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the early morning. Inshore winds decreasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 1st Swell: East to southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore. 2nd Swell: Southerly below 1 metre offshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore in the late afternoon. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Sunday 23 January

Winds: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore at times during the morning. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. 1st Swell: East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. 2nd Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore, decreasing to below 1 metre in the afternoon. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Moreton Bay

Forecast for Friday 21 January until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Moreton Bay

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the northern bay during the day. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres in the western bay. Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Forecast for Saturday 22 January

Winds: South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots during the early morning. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the western bay. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Forecast for Sunday 23 January

Winds: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Gold Coast Waters: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

Forecast for Friday 21 January until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 30 knots. Winds decreasing to 15 to 25 knots south of Point Lookout in the late evening. Seas: 2.5 to 3 metres. Swell: Southeasterly 1 to 2 metres inshore, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.

Forecast for Saturday 22 January

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds: South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Offshore winds north of Gold Coast Seaway reaching up to 30 knots during the early morning. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday. 1st Swell: East to southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore. 2nd Swell: Southerly around 1 metre offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Forecast for Sunday 23 January

Winds: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore at times. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Point Lookout. 1st Swell: East to southeasterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. 2nd Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore, decreasing to below 1 metre in the late afternoon. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

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

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