Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Tuesday 25 April 2017.

Weather Situation

A weakening high pressure system in the Tasman Sea will drift slowly eastwards over the next few days, with the ridge along the east coast of Queensland weakening as a result. A trough is likely to move across southeastern Queensland on Wednesday, moving through southern waters on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. A new high over the Great Australian Bight is then expected to extend a firm ridge over South Queensland waters in the wake of the trough.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Clear.

Wednesday 26 April

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre later in the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Thursday 27 April

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots tending southwesterly before dawn then tending southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre offshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower offshore at night. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Friday 28 April

Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon or evening.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% 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.

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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:45 am EST Wednesday.

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