Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast updated at 5:36 am EST on Thursday 22 February 2018.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure extends into far southern waters from a high moving eastwards across the Tasman Sea. A trough lies offshore of the Capricornia and Wide Bay coasts and is expected to shift further west onto land today before then shifting slowly south over the southern coast late tonight and during Friday. The trough will likely then continue shifting south over far southern Queensland waters during Saturday before weakening late Saturday. Note that there is some uncertainty associated with the movement of the trough.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
1st Swell
East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm from late this morning.

Friday 23 February

Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the day.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Saturday 24 February

Winds
East to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northeasterly during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore south of Point Lookout.
1st Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
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 Thursday.

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