Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast issued at 10:00 am EST on Tuesday 6 December 2016.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge through the southwest Coral Sea. A surface trough will move eastwards over the Queensland interior today and will combine with the ridge to maintain a fresh to strong north to northeasterly flow over South Queensland waters.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds
Northerly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower inshore, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm south of Point Lookout.

Wednesday 7 December

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Thursday 8 December

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% 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 Tuesday.

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