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

Issued at 3:52 pm EST on Thursday 13 August 2020
for the period until midnight EST Sunday 16 August 2020.

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

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Weather Situation

A high [1018 hPa] over the Coral Sea extends a weak ridge over southern waters. A trough will move across central and southern Queensland on Friday and Saturday, moving offshore early on Sunday. A new ridge will build over central Queensland behind the trough.

Capricornia Coast: St Lawrence to Burnett Heads

Forecast for Thursday 13 August until midnight

Winds: North to northeasterly about 10 knots. Inshore north to northeasterly sea breezes 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre offshore southern waters. Weather: Clear.

Forecast for Friday 14 August

Winds: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Saturday 15 August

Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny. 50% chance of showers south of Cape Capricorn at night. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm south of Agnes Water in the evening.

Forecast for Sunday 16 August

Winds: Northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southwesterly during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the evening. Swell: Northeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Sunny.

Hervey Bay

Forecast for Thursday 13 August until midnight

Winds: North west to northeasterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Clear.

Forecast for Friday 14 August

Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Saturday 15 August

Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Northeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

Forecast for Sunday 16 August

Winds: Westerly 10 to 15 knots tending southwesterly during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the day. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: North to northeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Sunny.

Fraser Island Coast: Sandy Cape to Double Island Point

Forecast for Thursday 13 August until midnight

Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Clear.

Forecast for Friday 14 August

Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Saturday 15 August

Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning west to northwesterly in the late evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening. Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

Forecast for Sunday 16 August

Winds: Westerly 15 to 20 knots tending southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Northeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Sunny.

Sunshine Coast Waters: Double Island Point to Cape Moreton

Forecast for Thursday 13 August until midnight

Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots. Inshore winds north to northeasterly during the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore, tending southerly around 1 metre during the morning. Weather: Clear.

Forecast for Friday 14 August

Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots inshore in the late morning and offshore in the afternoon. Inshore winds reaching up to 25 knots south of Noosa Heads in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: South to southeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Saturday 15 August

Winds: North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning westerly in the late evening. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning.

Forecast for Sunday 16 August

Winds: Westerly 15 to 20 knots tending southwesterly during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon or evening. Swell: North to northeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Sunny day.

Moreton Bay

Forecast for Thursday 13 August until midnight

Winds: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly clear.

Forecast for Friday 14 August

Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots. Winds becoming northerly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day and reaching up to 25 knots at times in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the far north by early evening. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Saturday 15 August

Winds: Northerly 15 to 25 knots turning westerly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening. Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning.

Forecast for Sunday 16 August

Winds: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the day. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Sunny.

Gold Coast Waters: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

Forecast for Thursday 13 August until midnight

Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Swell: South to southeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to around 1 metre offshore. Weather: Clear.

Forecast for Friday 14 August

Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots north of Point Lookout in the late morning. Winds becoming northerly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon, reaching up to 25 knots at times in the evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday. Swell: South to southeasterly below 1 metre offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy. Possible shower offshore.

Forecast for Saturday 15 August

Winds: Northerly 20 to 25 knots tending north to northwesterly before dawn then decreasing to 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning.

Forecast for Sunday 16 August

Winds: Westerly 15 to 20 knots tending southwesterly during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the day. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to around 1 metre offshore during the afternoon. Weather: The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Sunny day.

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

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