Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Wednesday 23 August 2017.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge of high pressure extends through the southern Queensland waters. An inland surface trough lies through the southeastern interior of Queensland and will remain slow moving today before shifting east during Thursday, most likely reaching Gold Coast waters Thursday night. The trough should then progress north to Fraser Island through early Friday. A high pressure centre over southeastern Australia will extend a fresh to strong southerly wind flow into southern waters in the wake of this trough during Friday and Saturday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore later in the evening.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers offshore south of Point Lookout, 20% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm south of Point Lookout later tonight.

Thursday 24 August

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Point Lookout during the morning and early afternoon. Winds tending northwest to southwesterly in the late evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
South to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Friday 25 August

Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots..
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers offshore, 40% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the morning and afternoon.

Saturday 26 August

Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

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 Thursday.

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