Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Wednesday 16 August 2017.

Weather Situation

A surface trough over the interior of Queensland will shift east today and tomorrow, with fresh to strong northerly winds over southern waters ahead of the trough. The surface trough should move through southern waters late on Thursday evening. A large, strong high will move eastwards across southern Australia from Friday and will extend a firm ridge into South Queensland waters in the wake of the trough. The strong ridge is expected to combine with a developing low in the Tasman Sea to extend fresh to strong southerly winds into South Queensland waters from late on Friday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds
North to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre offshore.
Weather
Clear.

Thursday 17 August

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds tending north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots from the early afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southeasterly less than 1 metre offshore.
Weather
Sunny.

Friday 18 August

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly 25 to 30 knots during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Northerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Saturday 19 August

Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending southerly during the afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the afternoon or evening.
2nd Swell
Below 0.5 metres, tending easterly 1.5 to 2 metres during the evening.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 40% chance of light showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the 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 4:45 am EST Thursday.

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