Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Wednesday 22 September 2021.

Weather Situation

A high [1036 hPa] over the Great Australian Bight extends a strengthening ridge over southern waters in the wake of a trough. The trough extends from a low [1003 hPa] in the Tasman Sea through offshore southern waters. This low and the associated trough will move east away from the Queensland coast today. The high will move slowly east, with the ridge weakening from Thursday as the high moves over eastern Australia.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Gale Warning for Wednesday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore during the early morning. Winds turning southerly 25 to 30 knots during the late morning, and easing to south to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres offshore.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to southerly 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers offshore. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore south of Point Lookout in the morning.

Thursday 23 September

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots from mid-morning. Winds shifting east to northeasterly during the afternoon then tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Friday 24 September

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, increasing to 20 to 25 knots through the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
South to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Sunny.

Please be awareWind 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.

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

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