Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Friday 28 April 2017.

Weather Situation

A large high over the Great Australian Bight extends a firm ridge over South Queensland waters. A low and trough off the New South Wales coast will move east and extend strong southerly winds into southern waters during Friday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, increasing to 20 to 25 knots by dawn. Winds becoming southerly 25 to 33 knots from the south, late morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
1st Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers offshore, 40% chance elsewhere.

Saturday 29 April

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds
Southerly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon and easing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres offshore, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 40% chance of showers.

Sunday 30 April

Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

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 Friday.

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