Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast issued at 3:55 pm EST on Thursday 30 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge of high pressure lies along the east coast. The ridge will strengthen slightly over the next few days. Northerly winds will freshen, and possibly become strong, over southern waters as a strong surface trough shifts towards eastern Queensland over the weekend.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Deceptively powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Friday 31 October

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the afternoon.

Saturday 1 November

Winds
Northerly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the morning.
Seas
2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Sunday 2 November

Winds
Northerly 25 to 30 knots tending northwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning then shifting southeasterly 25 to 30 knots during the day.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
South to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

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 Friday.

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