Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Tuesday 22 August 2017.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge of high pressure extends over southern Queensland waters. A weak trough will shift north over New South Wales waters today, most likely entering Gold Coast waters early Wednesday before weakening Wednesday afternoon. An inland surface trough will move east into the southeastern interior of the state during today and will remain slow moving during Wednesday before shifting east during Thursday, possibly reaching Gold Coast waters late Thursday night. The trough should then progress north to Fraser Island through Friday. A high pressure centre over southeastern Australia will extend a fresh to possibly strong southerly wind flow into southern waters in the wake of this trough.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore. Winds tending northerly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre inshore. South to southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the day.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Wednesday 23 August

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, tending southwest to northwesterly early in the morning then tending northerly in the afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the early morning and again in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1m inshore. Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 60% chance of showers offshore, 30% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.

Thursday 24 August

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to around 1 metre offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

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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