Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Monday 23 May 2022.

Weather Situation

A high [1031 hPa] near Tasmania extends a ridge over the southern waters. The high will slowly move east over the next several days as it weakens. Ex-Tropical Cyclone Gina near New Caledonia will combine with the high to generate a brief period of deceptively powerful southeasterly swell about the southeast coast on Tuesday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots north of Point Lookout.
Seas
1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
1st Swell
Easterly 2 metres.
2nd Swell
Southerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Tuesday 24 May

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore north of Point Lookout.
1st Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
Southerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Caution
Surf conditions may be more powerful than they appear and are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Wednesday 25 May

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots turning easterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
1st Swell
Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
2nd Swell
Southerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers.

Thursday 26 May

Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore north of Point Lookout during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Easterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

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 4:45 am EST Tuesday.

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