Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Monday 21 August 2017.

Weather Situation

A weakening high pressure system over southeastern Australia extends a ridge into southern Queensland waters. The high will shift slowly northeast and should move into the northern Tasman Sea late tonight. A long period south to southeasterly swell extends into southern waters, leading to possible hazardous surf conditions about exposed points. The swell should abate from this afternoon. A surface trough will move into the southeastern interior of the state during Tuesday, most likely moving east through far southern waters Wednesday morning.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting north to northeasterly in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the late afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, reaching 2 metres during the morning. South to southeasterly 2.5 to 4 metres offshore, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the day.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm south of Point Lookout later tonight.
Caution
Surf conditions in the morning may be more powerful than they appear and are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tuesday 22 August

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
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. 40% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

Wednesday 23 August

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending northwest to southwesterly during the morning then tending northwest to northeasterly during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre inshore. Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 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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