Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast updated at 4:18 pm EST on Tuesday 22 August 2017.

Weather Situation

A weak trough will shift north over New South Wales waters today, most likely entering Gold Coast waters early Wednesday before weakening on Wednesday afternoon. An inland surface trough lies through the southeastern interior of Queensland and will remain slow moving during Wednesday before shifting east during Thursday, possibly reaching Gold Coast waters late Thursday night. The trough should then progress north to Fraser Island through Friday. A high pressure centre over southeastern Australia will extend a fresh to possibly strong southerly wind flow into southern waters in the wake of this trough.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots. Winds shifting south to southeasterly about 10 knots south of Gold Coast Seaway late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore late evening.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre inshore. South to southeasterly 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Mostly clear. 40% chance of showers south of Point Lookout later tonight. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm south of Point Lookout later tonight.

Wednesday 23 August

Winds
North of Gold Coast Seaway: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots late morning. Winds shifting to north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon, increasing to north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening. South of Gold Coast Seaway: Northwest to southwesterly about 10 knots, shifting northwest to northeasterly during the afternoon. Winds increasing to north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre inshore. Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 60% chance of showers offshore, 30% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Thursday 24 August

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning. Winds shifting southerly 20 to 25 knots late afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
South to southeasterly below 1 metre offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Friday 25 August

Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
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 Wednesday.

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