Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast updated at 9:21 am EST on Thursday 18 December 2014.

Weather Situation

A weak trough over far southern waters should weaken further during the morning with a fresh northerly flow developing this afternoon ahead of a trough over the southern interior. A more significant trough and south to southeasterly wind change is likely to push northwards through far southern Queensland waters late Friday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Northwest to northeast winds 10 to 15 knots inshore in the morning, otherwise northerly 15 to 25 knots. Winds tending northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. A thunderstorm likely from the afternoon, possibly severe.

Friday 19 December

Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots ahead of a southeasterly wind change 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning.

Saturday 20 December

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres inshore.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% 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 3:50 pm EST Thursday.

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