Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast updated at 10:31 am EST on Saturday 13 February 2016.

Weather Situation

A slow-moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will combine with Tropical Cyclone Tatiana in the central eastern Coral Sea to maintain a fresh to strong south to southeasterly wind flow over southern Queensland waters during the forecast period. The cyclone is expected to move in a southerly direction in the short term while transitioning to a vigorous extra tropical low during the day; this low is then likely to move slowly to the southwest, and expected to become relatively slow moving well off the southeast coast before moving away to the north during Monday. Large and powerful seas and swell are forecast along the southern Queensland coast from Sunday.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots north of Point Lookout during the afternoon and evening. Winds turning southerly in the late evening.
Seas
2 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore in the late morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Sunday 14 February

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
2 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre, tending southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Monday 15 February

Winds
Southerly 25 to 30 knots turning southeasterly during the evening.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres.
Swell
East to southeasterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions 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 Saturday.

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