Forecast issued at 4:57 am EST on Friday 31 October 2014.
A ridge of high pressure lies along the east coast. Northerly winds will freshen over southern waters as a strong surface trough shifts towards eastern Queensland over the weekend.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
- Northerly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre around midday, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending south to southeasterly below 1 metre later in the evening.
- Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore this afternoon.
Saturday 1 November
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Gold Coast Waters
- Northerly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening.
- 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
- Southerly below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.
Sunday 2 November
- Northerly 25 to 30 knots tending northwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning then shifting southeasterly 25 to 30 knots during the day.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- South to southeasterly around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
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 Friday.