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

Issued at 3:50 pm EST on Wednesday 13 November 2019
for the period until midnight EST Saturday 16 November 2019.

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 southeasterly change is currently moving slowly north along the Sunshine Coast. To the north of the change, fresh north to northwesterly winds will ease this evening. The change will stall and decay near Fraser Island during Thursday with fresh northerly winds returning throughout all southern waters by Friday.

Capricornia Coast: St Lawrence to Burnett Heads

Forecast for Wednesday 13 November until midnight

Winds: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots inshore in the evening. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre offshore. Weather: Clear.

Forecast for Thursday 14 November

Winds: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots before dawn. Winds tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day, reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre offshore. Weather: Mostly sunny. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Forecast for Friday 15 November

Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots easing to about 10 knots early morning, then increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching 15 to 20 knots south of Agnes Waters in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Agnes Water during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Saturday 16 November

Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre. Weather: Cloud clearing.

Hervey Bay

Forecast for Wednesday 13 November until midnight

Winds: North to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, easing to 15 to 20 knots in the evening and 10 to 15 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres. Swell: Northeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly clear.

Forecast for Thursday 14 November

Winds: Northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending variable about 10 knots before dawn then tending northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the morning and afternoon.

Forecast for Friday 15 November

Winds: Northerly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning then to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Saturday 16 November

Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Fraser Island Coast: Sandy Cape to Double Island Point

Forecast for Wednesday 13 November until midnight

Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore. Winds turning northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly clear. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore later tonight.

Forecast for Thursday 14 November

Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the morning. A south to southeasterly change 10 to 15 knots will move through inshore waters south of Eurong during the late morning and afternoon. Winds will shift northerly 15 to 20 knots throughout again in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to around 1 metre offshore. Weather: The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.

Forecast for Friday 15 November

Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Saturday 16 November

Winds: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots for a period from early morning to early afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Sunshine Coast Waters: Double Island Point to Cape Moreton

Forecast for Wednesday 13 November until midnight

Winds: Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots ahead of a southeasterly change 20 to 25 knots near Maroochydore in the afternoon gradually moving north. Winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres. Swell: North to northeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm later tonight.

Forecast for Thursday 14 November

Winds: East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. 1st Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to southerly around 1 metre offshore. 2nd Swell: North to northeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Friday 15 November

Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending northerly 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day and reaching 20 to 30 knots inshore during the late afternoon and early evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre offshore. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Saturday 16 November

Winds: North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Moreton Bay

Forecast for Wednesday 13 November until midnight

Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, decreasing to 15 to 20 knots in the evening, and 10 to 15 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre later in the evening. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Thursday 14 November

Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending easterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon then becoming variable about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: The chance of a thunderstorm in the far north in the early morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.

Forecast for Friday 15 November

Winds: Northwesterly about 10 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 25 knots around midday then increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon and early evening. Winds easing to northerly 20 to 25 knots in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Saturday 16 November

Winds: Northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots for a period from early morning to mid afternoon Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Weather: Sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Gold Coast Waters: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

Forecast for Wednesday 13 November until midnight

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Point Lookout in the evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening. 1st Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to southerly around 1 metre offshore. 2nd Swell: North to northeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Thursday 14 November

Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening, and north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. 1st Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to southerly1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning. 2nd Swell: North to northeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.

Forecast for Friday 15 November

Winds: Northeast to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming northerly 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon then increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon and evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Saturday 16 November

Winds: North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. Weather: Sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

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

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