Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Saturday 21 October 2017.

Weather Situation

A coastal trough and an associated fresh to strong southerly wind change is moving north through Fraser Island waters and is expected to reach southern Capricornia waters by this evening. The trough should then weaken while shifting further north on Sunday. A high pressure system will shift east over the Great Australian Bight during the remainder of the weekend, extending a firm ridge into southern Queensland waters in the wake of the trough. The high will then weaken while shifting east over southeastern Australia on Monday and should move into the Tasman Sea on Tuesday.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds
Southerly 25 to 30 knots, decreasing to 20 to 25 knots by the evening.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain.

Sunday 22 October

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre inshore.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 40% chance of showers.

Monday 23 October

Winds
Southeasterly below 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Tuesday 24 October

Winds
South to southeasterly about 10 knots tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then tending northerly during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
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 4:45 am EST Sunday.

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