Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Friday 21 July 2017.

Weather Situation

A deep low pressure system lies near New Zealand and will move slowly towards the southeast over the next couple of days. A slow-moving high pressure system over southeastern Australia extends a ridge into southern Queensland waters. This high should drift slowly northwards over New South Wales while weakening during the weekend. A long period south to southeasterly swell will extend north into exposed southern waters on Friday and should persist through the weekend.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore. South to southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Saturday 22 July

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 2 metres inshore. Southerly 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore south of Point Lookout, near zero chance elsewhere.

Sunday 23 July

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning then tending north to northwesterly in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 2 metres inshore. Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres offshore.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore north of Point Lookout at night. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Monday 24 July

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots tending southwesterly during the day then becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
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 Saturday.

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