Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Friday 30 January 2015.

Weather Situation

A ridge extends over Great Australian Bight into southeast Queensland, whilst a low is developing over the western Tasman Sea. These systems will result in moderate southeasterly winds over southern Queensland waters. Winds should decrease late today Friday and Saturday as the ridge and low slip further south.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly below 10 knots in the late morning then tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, decreasing to 0.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers inshore, 20% chance elsewhere.

Saturday 31 January

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots tending northwesterly before dawn then tending northwest to northeasterly in the morning. Winds reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
20% chance of a shower in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning. Sunny afternoon.

Sunday 1 February

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

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 3:50 pm EST Friday.

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