Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast updated at 10:25 pm EST on Thursday 30 March 2017.

Weather Situation

At 10pm, ex-tropical cyclone Debbie was located over land near the Gold Coast, and is expected to push into the Gold Coast waters tonight or very early Friday morning. Ex- tropical cyclone Debbie will intensify significantly off the southeast coast of Queensland through Friday morning, with gale to storm force winds expected through Sunshine and Gold Coast waters. Ex-tropical cyclone Debbie will only slowly move eastwards away from the Queensland coast over the weekend, with gale force winds possible through waters south of Sandy Cape during this period. Dangerous seas and swells are expected over southern coastal waters over the next few days.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Gale Warning for Thursday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds
North to northeasterly 25 to 33 knots, reaching up to 45 knots at times in the evening.
Seas
4 metres.
Swell
Northerly around 1 metre, 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Friday 31 March

Storm Force Wind Warning for Friday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds
West to southwesterly 30 to 33 knots and reaching up to 40 knots at times, tending north to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots south of Brisbane. Winds becoming south to southwesterly 40 to 47 knots and reaching up to 50 knots with a change from the south in the morning.
Seas
3 to 5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres developing during the morning, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly 2 to 3 metres during the morning, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of rain in the early morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Saturday 1 April

Winds
Southerly 25 to 35 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore.
1st Swell
Southerly 2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre, tending easterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Sunday 2 April

Winds
Southerly 25 to 30 knots.
Seas
3 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon or evening.
2nd Swell
Northeast to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% 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 Friday.

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