Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Tuesday 17 January 2017.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system in the Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the east Queensland coast. The ridge will relax from Wednesday, with winds then tending more northerly and freshening over far southern Queensland waters ahead of a coastal trough moving north along the New South Wales coast. The coastal trough and an associated fresh southerly wind change is likely to move through far southern waters early on Thursday morning, reaching southern Fraser Island waters by late afternoon. The trough is the expected to weaken on Thursday night with moderate to fresh north to northeasterly winds developing on Friday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
East to northeasterly about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon and tending north to northeasterly in the late evening. Lighter winds inshore early.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
20% chance of a shower this morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.

Wednesday 18 January

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Thursday 19 January

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southeasterly during the morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

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 Tuesday.

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