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

Issued at 10:00 am EST on Sunday 16 December 2018
for the period until midnight EST Tuesday 18 December 2018.

Please be aware
Wind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height. Wind warnings are issued for today and tomorrow and describe the highest category of wind warning for that day.

Warning Information

For latest warnings go to www.bom.gov.au, subscribe to RSS feeds, call 1300-360-427* or listen for warnings on relevant TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation

Ex-tropical cyclone Owen is located over the eastern tropical inland and is expected to move slowly southeast over the next couple of days though should remain well to the north of southern Queensland waters. A surface trough over Capricornia waters will likely deepen through today, resulting in an increasing east to northeasterly wind flow over waters to its south, with possible strong winds developing over southern Capricornia and Fraser Island waters and persisting into Monday. Note that there is some uncertainty associated with the development and movement of this trough.

Capricornia Coast: St Lawrence to Burnett Heads

Forecast for Sunday 16 December until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Capricornia Coast

Winds: Northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Winds south of Agnes Water becoming east to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon and possibly reaching up to 30 knots in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Monday 17 December

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Capricornia Coast

Winds: North of Agnes Water: South to southeasterly 10 to 20 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the afternoon. South of Agnes Water: East to southeasterly 25 to 30 knots. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore. Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Tuesday 18 December

Winds: Easterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore south of Cape Capricorn. Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Hervey Bay

Forecast for Sunday 16 December until midnight

Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots in the late morning and increasing to 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon and evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Swell: North to northeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Monday 17 December

Winds: East to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: North to northeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the northern bay during the morning. Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Tuesday 18 December

Winds: Easterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: North to northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the northern bay. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Fraser Island Coast: Sandy Cape to Double Island Point

Forecast for Sunday 16 December until midnight

Winds: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Weather: Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Monday 17 December

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Fraser Island Coast

Winds: Easterly 20 to 25 knots, possibly reaching up to 30 knots a times. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending northeasterly 1.5 metres around midday, then tending east to northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Tuesday 18 December

Winds: Easterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Sunshine Coast Waters: Double Island Point to Cape Moreton

Forecast for Sunday 16 December until midnight

Winds: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, tending east to northeasterly during the day. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres. Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. The chance of thunderstorms.

Forecast for Monday 17 December

Winds: East to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Winds tending easterly during the afternoon and evening and reaching up to 25 knots offshore. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then tending northeasterly 1.5 metres around midday. Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Tuesday 18 December

Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Swell: East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Moreton Bay

Forecast for Sunday 16 December until midnight

Winds: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots in the eastern bay in the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Monday 17 December

Winds: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Tuesday 18 December

Winds: East to northeasterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Gold Coast Waters: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

Forecast for Sunday 16 December until midnight

Winds: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the afternoon and early evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Monday 17 December

Winds: East to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore north of Point Lookout around midday. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Tuesday 18 December

Winds: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: East to northeasterly 1.5 metres. Weather: Mostly sunny.

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

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