Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Thursday 21 September 2017.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the southwestern Coral Sea will move slowly eastwards and maintain a ridge onto the central Queensland coast over the next few days. A surface trough will move slowly eastwards across inland Queensland during the weekend. Freshening northerly winds will develop over southern Queensland waters from tomorrow, possibly becoming strong over the weekend.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre inshore. Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Friday 22 September

Winds
Inshore: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, tending northeasterly 15 to 20 knots from midday. Winds shifting back to north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening. Offshore: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots at times. Winds becoming northerly 15 to 20 knots from midday, reaching up to 25 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. Seas increasing further to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore during the evening.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre inshore. Southerly around 1 metre offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning, and then again late afternoon and evening.

Saturday 23 September

Winds
Northerly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Sunday 24 September

Winds
Northerly 25 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

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 Friday.

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