Forecast issued at 3:51 pm EST on Thursday 2 July 2015.
A trough and an associated gusty southerly wind change will enter far southern Queensland waters late tonight and will then extend north to Fraser Island early Friday. Winds will decrease over southern Queensland waters during the weekend as a high over southeastern Australia weakens and shifts slowly north.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly in the late evening.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
- Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Friday 3 July
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Gold Coast Waters
- South to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the morning. Winds tending south to southeasterly during the day.
- 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers from the late morning.
Saturday 4 July
- South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming easterly in the late evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
- Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Sunday 5 July
- Variable about 10 knots.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
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.
Nearby Coastal Waters
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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:45 am EST Friday.