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

Issued at 3:53 pm EST on Monday 22 April 2019
for the period until midnight EST Thursday 25 April 2019.

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

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the Queensland east coast. A weak trough over the central Coral Sea is likely to move slowly westwards and may approach the central Queensland coast on Tuesday or Wednesday; this feature has some potential to produce strong east southeasterly winds north of about Double Island Point on Wednesday. Easterly swells over southern coastal waters are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, boating, swimming and surfing.

Capricornia Coast: St Lawrence to Burnett Heads

Forecast for Monday 22 April until midnight

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore north of Cape Capricorn. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Tuesday 23 April

Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots. Slight chance of winds reaching up to 30 knots at times in the evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Forecast for Wednesday 24 April

Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots. Slight chance of winds north of Gladstone reaching up to 30 knots at times in the evening. Seas: 2 to 2.5 metres. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore. Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore north of Cape Capricorn.

Forecast for Thursday 25 April

Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots. Slight chance of winds north of Gladstone reaching up to 30 knots at times. Seas: 2 to 2.5 metres. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Hervey Bay

Forecast for Monday 22 April until midnight

Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots in the northern bay in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the northern bay. Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre in northern bay. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Forecast for Tuesday 23 April

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre in northern bay. Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Forecast for Wednesday 24 April

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the northern bay. Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Forecast for Thursday 25 April

Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Winds in the north reaching up to 20 knots at times in the afternoon and evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: North to northeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Fraser Island Coast: Sandy Cape to Double Island Point

Forecast for Monday 22 April until midnight

Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 2 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions in the afternoon and evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Forecast for Tuesday 23 April

Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 2 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Forecast for Wednesday 24 April

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Winds reaching up to 25 knots at times in the morning. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres. Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore. Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Forecast for Thursday 25 April

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Sunshine Coast Waters: Double Island Point to Cape Moreton

Forecast for Monday 22 April until midnight

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore. Seas: 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore south of Maroochydore. Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 2 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions in the afternoon and evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Forecast for Tuesday 23 April

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 2 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Forecast for Wednesday 24 April

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Forecast for Thursday 25 April

Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Moreton Bay

Forecast for Monday 22 April until midnight

Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Forecast for Tuesday 23 April

Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots in the far north in the late morning and afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Forecast for Wednesday 24 April

Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Forecast for Thursday 25 April

Winds: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to southeasterly around 10 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Gold Coast Waters: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

Forecast for Monday 22 April until midnight

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots north of Point Lookout. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 2 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions in the afternoon and evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Forecast for Tuesday 23 April

Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the day. Winds turning southeasterly early in the morning. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 2 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 24 April

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Forecast for Thursday 25 April

Winds: South to southeasterly about to 10 knots tending east to southeasterly in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the evening. Weather: Partly cloudy.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:45 am EST Tuesday.

* 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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