Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Thursday 25 August 2016.

Weather Situation

A ridge extends eastwards through southern Queensland. A complex area of low pressure lies over the central Tasman Sea. Relatively strong pressure gradient between these two features lies over southern Queensland waters.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the morning. Winds turning southwesterly during the day.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
1st Swell
Northerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower offshore early this morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Friday 26 August

Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southeasterly in the morning then tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Saturday 27 August

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

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 3:50 pm EST Thursday.

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