Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Thursday 30 March 2017.

Weather Situation

Ex-tropical cyclone Debbie will track slowly southeastwards through the central and southeast interior of Queensland today before moving off the far southern Queensland coast overnight tonight into Friday. The system is then expected to intensify significantly off the southeast coast during Friday with strong gales likely to develop and large seas and swell.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Gale Warning for Thursday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds
Northeasterly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 35 knots north of Point Lookout in the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, 2.5 to 4 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Swell
Northerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Friday 31 March

Gale Warning for Friday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds
East to northeasterly 25 to 35 knots tending north to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots before dawn then tending southerly 30 to 45 knots early in the morning.
Seas
3 to 5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Northerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the afternoon and evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Saturday 1 April

Winds
Southerly 30 to 35 knots.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore.
1st Swell
Southerly 2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the early morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

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 Thursday.

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