Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Friday 20 October 2017.

Weather Situation

A coastal trough and an associated fresh to strong southerly wind change will most likely shift north into far southern Queensland waters during Saturday morning and then extend further north, reaching southern Capricornia waters by Saturday evening. The trough will then most likely weaken while shifting further north on Sunday. A high pressure system will shift east over the Great Australian Bight over the weekend, extending a firm ridge into southern Queensland waters in the wake of the trough. The high will then weaken while shifting east over southeastern Australia on Monday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Northerly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 21 October

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southeasterly 25 to 30 knots from the south during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2.5 to 3 metres around midday.
1st Swell
Southerly below 1 metre offshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres inshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late morning and afternoon.

Sunday 22 October

Winds
Southerly 20 to 25 knots turning south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Winds tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Monday 23 October

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% 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 4:45 am EST Saturday.

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