Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast issued at 10:02 am EST on Tuesday 17 October 2017.

Weather Situation

A trough is located over southern Capricornia waters, and is expected to move slowly northwards in the coming days, however note that there is uncertainty associated with the development and movement of this trough. A slow moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will strengthen over the next few days and extends a firm ridge over southern Queensland waters to the south of the trough. The firm pressure gradient will lead to a strong east to southeasterly flow over southern waters over the next few days with increasing easterly swells.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds
East to southeasterly 25 to 30 knots.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres.
Swell
Easterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of rain offshore north of Point Lookout, 60% chance elsewhere.

Wednesday 18 October

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds
East to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots north of Point Lookout early in the morning.
Seas
2 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly 2.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Thursday 19 October

Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
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 3:50 pm EST Tuesday.

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