Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast updated at 6:31 pm EST on Thursday 19 October 2017.

Weather Situation

A slow moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a firm ridge over southern Queensland waters. A trough and associated southeasterly change is expected to move northwards through southern waters on Saturday, extending into Capricornia waters on Sunday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 20 October

Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly in the late morning and afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Saturday 21 October

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southeasterly 20 to 33 knots from the south during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
1st Swell
Southerly about 1 metre offshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Sunday 22 October

Winds
South to southeasterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day then easing further to 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% 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 4:45 am EST Friday.

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