Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Wednesday 28 September 2022.

Weather Situation

A trough over eastern Queensland will move offshore of the southern Queensland coast late Wednesday and early Thursday. A low will develop in the Tasman Sea near the central New South Wales coast late on Wednesday, moving east over the following few days. A high will move into the Tasman Sea during Friday, extending a strengthening ridge over southern waters in the wake of the trough and combining with the low to enhance winds late in the week.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots tending northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore south of Point Lookout.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe.

Thursday 29 September

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds turning west to southwesterly early in the morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Friday 30 September

Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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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