Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Friday 22 May 2015.
A surface trough lies just off the southern Queensland coast, and will shift further east into the Coral Sea today. A low lies off the southern New South Wales coast and will deepen further while moving east over the Tasman Sea during today and Saturday. A high will then become slow moving over southeastern Australia during the weekend, extending a firm ridge into southern Queensland waters.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Gold Coast Waters
- Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the late evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
- East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers later tonight.
Saturday 23 May
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Gold Coast Waters
- Southerly 25 to 33 knots turning southeasterly in the late evening.
- 2.5 to 3 metres.
- Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
- Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
- Rough surf conditions.
Sunday 24 May
- Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots.
- 2 to 2.5 metres.
- Southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
Monday 25 May
- Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
- 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
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 Saturday.