Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Tuesday 2 September 2014.
A surface trough and an associated gusty west to southwesterly wind change will move eastwards through southern Queensland waters early this evening. A low will deepen over the Tasman Sea on Wednesday and Thursday, extending a large south to southeasterly swell through far southern waters. The swell should ease during Friday as the low moves east across the Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Gold Coast Waters
- North to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots turning west to southwesterly in the evening.
- 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
- East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Wednesday 3 September
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Gold Coast Waters
- Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending west to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots in the morning then becoming southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the late evening.
- 2 to 3 metres.
- Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending south to southeasterly 2 to 3 metres during the morning, then increasing to 3 to 4 metres well offshore by early evening.
Thursday 4 September
- Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
- Southerly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres offshore.
Friday 5 September
- Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
- 1 to 2 metres.
- Southerly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore.
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.
Nearby Coastal Waters
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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:45 am EST Wednesday.