Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Sunday 2 October 2016.

Weather Situation

A weak high pressure centre over the Coral Sea will extend a ridge into southern Queensland waters today. Northerly winds will increase on Monday ahead of a trough moving east over Queensland. This trough and an associated southwesterly wind change will most likely move through far southern waters late Monday night and then through Capricornia waters early Tuesday morning. A new high pressure system will then extend a ridge into southern Queensland in the wake of the trough.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
Southwest to northwesterly about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.

Monday 3 October

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the late morning and afternoon. Winds turning westerly during the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of rain. The chance of a gusty thunderstorm from the late morning.

Tuesday 4 October

Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then tending west to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower. 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 3:50 pm EST Sunday.

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