Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Tuesday 17 January 2017.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system in the Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the east Queensland coast. The ridge will relax from Wednesday, with winds then tending more northerly and freshening over far southern Queensland waters ahead of a coastal trough moving north along the New South Wales coast. The coastal trough and an associated fresh southerly wind change is likely to move through far southern waters early on Thursday morning, reaching southern Fraser Island waters by late afternoon. The trough is the expected to weaken on Thursday night with moderate to fresh north to northeasterly winds developing on Friday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Clear.

Wednesday 18 January

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots, becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots by late morning or early afternoon. Winds possibly reaching up to 25 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Thursday 19 January

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southeasterly in the late morning and afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Friday 20 January

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Please be awareWind 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.

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

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