Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast updated at 8:04 am EST on Tuesday 2 September 2014.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge extends through southern Queensland waters. Northerly winds should increase during today as a trough approaches from the west. The trough and an associated gusty southwesterly wind change are expected to move east through southern Queensland waters this evening. A low will deepen over the Tasman Sea on Wednesday, extending a large south to southeasterly swell through far southern waters.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds
North to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening. Winds turning west to southwesterly in the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.

Wednesday 3 September

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending south to southeasterly 2 to 3 metres during the morning, then increasing to 3 to 4 metres well offshore by early evening.

Thursday 4 September

Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then tending southerly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
South to southeasterly 2 to 3 metres increasing to 3 to 4 metres well offshore.

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 Tuesday.

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