Forecast issued at 5:18 am EST on Saturday 23 August 2014.
A large over the southern Tasman Sea will move slowly to the east over the next few days whilst strengthening. A trough will remain slow-moving through southern coastal waters, enhancing winds over southern waters at times. A more significant surface trough is likely to deepen off the far southern coast of Queensland on Monday but some uncertainty remains regarding the development of this trough.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Gold Coast Waters
- Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the morning.
- 2 to 3 metres.
- Southeasterly 1.5 metres.
Sunday 24 August
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Gold Coast Waters
- Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots turning southerly in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening.
- 2 to 3 metres.
- Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Monday 25 August
- Southerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
- Isolated thunderstorms offshore.
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 3:50 pm EST Saturday.