Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Tuesday 16 July 2019.

Weather Situation

A large high [1033hPa] over the western Great Australian Bight extends a ridge into south Queensland waters leading to moderate to fresh south to southwesterly winds. Winds will weaken this evening as the ridge relaxes with light winds continuing into Wednesday. A trough passage will lead to freshening westerly winds over the southern waters on late Wednesday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
West to northwesterly about 10 knots, tending variable in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Clear.

Wednesday 17 July

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to southerly 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Sunny.

Thursday 18 July

Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots north of Point Lookout at times in the early morning. Winds shifting southwesterly in the late morning as a trough moves offshore, then tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Inshore winds along the Gold Coast about 10 knots in the late morning, tending south to southwesterly below 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre inshore; southerly 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Sunny.

Friday 19 July

Winds
Variable about 10 knots. Light northeasterly seabreezes inshore in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore; southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

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 4:45 am EST Wednesday.

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