Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Wednesday 21 February 2018.

Weather Situation

A strengthening ridge of high pressure extends over southern waters. A deepening trough offshore over the western Coral Sea will enhance the pressure gradient along the southern coast from Wednesday into Thursday, possibly resulting in strong southeasterly winds, before moving over land. Wind strengths should decrease during Thursday though there is some uncertainty associated with the evolution of this trough.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots at times.
Seas
2 to 2.5 metres.
1st Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 2 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre inshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Thursday 22 February

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots turning easterly in the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
East to southeasterly about 1 metre inshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Friday 23 February

Winds
Easterly 15 to 25 knots turning northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% 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 3:50 pm EST Wednesday.

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