Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast updated at 5:23 pm EST on Friday 12 February 2016.

Weather Situation

A slow-moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will combine with Tropical Cyclone Tatiana in the central eastern Coral Sea to maintain a fresh to strong south to southeasterly wind flow over southern Queensland waters during the forecast period. The cyclone is likely to move south-southeast in the short term, and transition to a vigorous extra tropical low during Saturday; this low is then likely to move slowly back to the west, and become relatively slow moving well off the southeast coast for the remainder of the forecast period. This scenario would lead to large and powerful seas and swell along the southern Queensland coast from Monday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots.
Seas
2 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Saturday 13 February

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots.
Seas
2 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the early morning.

Sunday 14 February

Winds
South to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore at night. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Monday 15 February

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

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 Saturday.

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