Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Tuesday 1 September 2015.

Weather Situation

A trough lies just off the southern Queensland coast and will move further east today. A weak ridge lies over southern inland Queensland, and will drift eastwards and off the east coast during Wednesday. A vigorous cold front will move rapidly east across inland Queensland on Wednesday and Thursday, moving through southern waters later in the day.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots turning northwesterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Clear.

Wednesday 2 September

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to southwesterly before dawn then shifting northerly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre later in the evening.
Weather
Sunny.

Thursday 3 September

Winds
North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly during the afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
1st Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre, tending easterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore, decreasing to below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Friday 4 September

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning south to southeasterly during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
1st Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending easterly 1.5 to 2.0 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Southerly below 1 metre offshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning in southern waters.
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 4:45 am EST Wednesday.

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