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

Issued at 4:17 pm EST on Monday 18 October 2021
for the period until midnight EST Thursday 21 October 2021.

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 weak ridge extends over southern waters, strengthening slightly midweek as a high moves across the southern Tasman Sea. A trough will linger over central and eastern Queensland.

Capricornia Coast: St Lawrence to Burnett Heads

Forecast for Monday 18 October until midnight

Winds: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots north of Gladstone. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. A thunderstorm likely.

Forecast for Tuesday 19 October

Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming north to northeasterly in the afternoon. Inshore winds between Yeppoon and Rundle Island reaching up to 20 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to around 1 metre offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon, possibly severe.

Forecast for Wednesday 20 October

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Thursday 21 October

Winds: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly during the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

Hervey Bay

Forecast for Monday 18 October until midnight

Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Northeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. A thunderstorm likely.

Forecast for Tuesday 19 October

Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning west to southwesterly in the morning. Winds then turning northeasterly during the day then becoming southeasterly below 10 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: North to northeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

Forecast for Wednesday 20 October

Winds: South to southeasterly below 10 knots tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: North to northeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Forecast for Thursday 21 October

Winds: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending northerly 15 to 20 knots during the day. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Fraser Island Coast: Sandy Cape to Double Island Point

Forecast for Monday 18 October until midnight

Winds: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Tuesday 19 October

Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots westerly in the morning then turning east to northeasterly during the day then becoming variable during the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Forecast for Wednesday 20 October

Winds: South to southeasterly about 10 knots tending easterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then tending northeasterly in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Thursday 21 October

Winds: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending northerly during the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Sunshine Coast Waters: Double Island Point to Cape Moreton

Forecast for Monday 18 October until midnight

Winds: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, tending up to 10 knots lighter inshore. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre offshore. Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. A thunderstorm likely.

Forecast for Tuesday 19 October

Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, shifting westerly in the morning, then shifting east to northeasterly in the afternoon. Finally, winds shifting south to southeasterly in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. 1st Swell: Southerly around 1 metre offshore. 2nd Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Wednesday 20 October

Winds: South to southeasterly about 10 knots tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then tending east to northeasterly in the late afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Forecast for Thursday 21 October

Winds: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots during the morning then becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Moreton Bay

Forecast for Monday 18 October until midnight

Winds: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northwesterly in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers. A thunderstorm likely, possibly severe.

Forecast for Tuesday 19 October

Winds: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting east to northeasterly in the middle of the day then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Wednesday 20 October

Winds: Variable below 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then tending east to northeasterly in the early afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny day. 60% chance of showers in the evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Forecast for Thursday 21 October

Winds: East to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then becoming north to northeasterly below 10 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Gold Coast Waters: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

Forecast for Monday 18 October until midnight

Winds: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. A thunderstorm likely.

Forecast for Tuesday 19 October

Winds: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds turning east to northeasterly from late morning, then east to southeasterly about 10 knots in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. 1st Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. 2nd Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre, tending north to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then tending northeasterly around 1 metre during the afternoon. Weather: Partly cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Wednesday 20 October

Winds: Southerly 10 to 15 knots shifting east to northeasterly about 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Thursday 21 October

Winds: East to northeasterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

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

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