Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast updated at 11:10 am EST on Monday 27 June 2016.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge extends into southern Queensland waters. A trough and an associated west to southwesterly wind change will move east over southern Queensland waters this afternoon. A new high will then move east into southeastern Australia during this evening and Tuesday, extending a strong ridge into Queensland in the wake of the trough.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore. Winds tending west to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon and reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore during the afternoon and evening.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres offshore, decreasing to 1.5 metres by early evening.
2nd Swell
East to southeasterly about 1 metre inshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain in the late morning and afternoon.

Tuesday 28 June

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the day.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres offshore, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre, tending easterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Wednesday 29 June

Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 2 to 4 metres offshore, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the afternoon or evening.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% 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 Monday.

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