Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Wednesday 25 May 2016.
A high is shifting slowly eastwards over New South Wales and will move over southern Queensland waters during today whilst weakening. A surface trough will move eastwards across the southeast interior on Thursday with north to northwesterly winds strengthening as a result over southern waters. The trough should then move over far southern waters on Friday with fresh to strong westerly winds in its wake.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots early, shifting south to southwesterly from the south during the morning. Winds becoming east to southeasterly about 10 knots during the afternoon and evening.
- Below 1 metre.
- East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to southerly 2 to 3 metres offshore.
- Deceptively powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Thursday 26 May
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Gold Coast Waters
- North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots during the day then increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the evening.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Southerly 2 to 3 metres offshore, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, decreasing to below 1 metre in the afternoon.
- Sunny day. 50% chance of showers in the evening. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the evening.
- Deceptively powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Friday 27 May
- West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending west to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots during the evening.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- Southerly around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.
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 Wednesday.