Forecast issued at 10:13 pm EST on Tuesday 30 September 2014.
A weak ridge of high pressure lies off the southeast coast of Queensland. A new high pressure system will move over southeast Australia from Wednesday. The high should push a strong southerly wind change up the coast during Wednesday and Thursday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
- Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
- 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Wednesday 1 October
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Gold Coast Waters
- North to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots shifting southeasterly in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
- 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres by early evening.
- Southeasterly around 1 metre.
- The chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening.
Thursday 2 October
- Southeasterly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots before dawn then becoming easterly below 10 knots in the late evening.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
- Southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then tending south to southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
Friday 3 October
- East to northeasterly about 10 knots.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
- Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
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.
Nearby Coastal Waters
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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:45 am EST Wednesday.