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

Issued at 4:45 am EST on Monday 20 January 2020
for the period until midnight EST Wednesday 22 January 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 trough lies just inland from the southern coast, and is likely to weaken and then retreat westwards from later today. A ridge off the southern coast from a high pressure system [1020hPa] near New Zealand will strengthen a little in the coming few days.

Capricornia Coast: St Lawrence to Burnett Heads

Forecast for Monday 20 January until midnight

Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots inshore in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Weather: Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the late afternoon and evening.

Forecast for Tuesday 21 January

Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots. Inshore winds north of Rundle Island locally reaching up to 20 knots with afternoon sea breezes. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Wednesday 22 January

Winds: North to northeasterly about 10 knots, increasing to 10 to 15 knots inshore with afternoon sea breezes. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to around 1 metre offshore. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Hervey Bay

Forecast for Monday 20 January until midnight

Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Northeasterly below 1 metre in the northern bay. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning.

Forecast for Tuesday 21 January

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

Forecast for Wednesday 22 January

Winds: Northerly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: North to northeasterly below 1 metre in the northern bay. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Fraser Island Coast: Sandy Cape to Double Island Point

Forecast for Monday 20 January until midnight

Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres. Weather: Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore during this afternoon and evening.

Forecast for Tuesday 21 January

Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots south of Eurong in the afternoon Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Wednesday 22 January

Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots. Offshore winds south of Eurong reaching up to 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Sunshine Coast Waters: Double Island Point to Cape Moreton

Forecast for Monday 20 January until midnight

Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots, briefly easing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning, then increasing to 15 to 20 knots around midday. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres. Weather: Mostly sunny. The chance of a thunderstorm during the morning and afternoon.

Forecast for Tuesday 21 January

Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots in the early morning, then increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Weather: Mostly sunny. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the afternoon and evening.

Forecast for Wednesday 22 January

Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots in the early morning. Winds increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon, reaching up to 25 knots offshore. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore south of Maroochydore during the evening. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon.

Moreton Bay

Forecast for Monday 20 January until midnight

Winds: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, briefly easing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning, then tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots around midday. Seas: Below 1 metre, reaching 1 metre in the northern bay, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the far north by early evening. Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers during this afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm from late this morning.

Forecast for Tuesday 21 January

Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Forecast for Wednesday 22 January

Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots before dawn, then increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the far north during the evening. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon.

Gold Coast Waters: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

Forecast for Monday 20 January until midnight

Winds: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres. Weather: Mostly sunny. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm during the morning and afternoon.

Forecast for Tuesday 21 January

Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening. Weather: Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the late afternoon and evening.

Forecast for Wednesday 22 January

Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore south of Point Lookout. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

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

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