Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast issued at 4:02 pm EST on Thursday 17 August 2017.

Weather Situation

A surface trough over the interior of Queensland will shift east through southern waters late this evening. A large, strong high will move eastwards across southern Australia from Friday and will extend a firm ridge into South Queensland waters in the wake of the trough. The strong ridge is expected to combine with a developing low in the Tasman Sea to extend fresh to strong south to southwesterly winds into South Queensland waters from late on Friday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore. Winds shifting westerly in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Clear.

Friday 18 August

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning west to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots during the day. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore late afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre offshore.
Weather
Sunny.

Saturday 19 August

Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning southerly in the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres offshore south of Point Lookout.
Swell
Inshore: South to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres by the evening. Offshore: Southerly around 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres by the late evening.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 50% chance of light showers offshore, 20% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the evening.

Sunday 20 August

Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Seas
2.5 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the evening.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres inshore, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

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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