Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Monday 27 April 2015.

Weather Situation

A strong high lies in the far southwest of the Great Australian Bight. It will move slowly east during the forecast period, with winds gradually tending more moist onshore over southern Queensland waters from late today.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots at times offshore early in the morning. Winds tending south to southeasterly in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
Caution
Deceptively powerful surf conditions in the afternoon and evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tuesday 28 April

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Caution
Deceptively powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Wednesday 29 April

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% 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 Monday.

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