Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Wednesday 25 May 2016.

Weather Situation

A high is shifting slowly eastwards over New South Wales and will move over southern Queensland waters during today whilst weakening. A surface trough will move eastwards across the southeast interior on Thursday with north to northwesterly winds strengthening as a result over southern waters. The trough should then move over far southern waters on Friday with fresh to strong westerly winds in its wake.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots, shifting north to northwesterly late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to southerly 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Weather
Clear.
Caution
Deceptively 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.

Thursday 26 May

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots early, increasing to 15 to 25 knots during the morning. Winds increasing further to 25 to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres offshore, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, decreasing to below 1 metre in the afternoon.
Weather
Sunny day. 50% chance of showers in the evening. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the evening.
Caution
Deceptively powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Friday 27 May

Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending westerly 20 to 25 knots early in the morning, possibly reaching 20 to 30 knots well offshore in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers in the early morning. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the early morning.

Saturday 28 May

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning west to northwesterly during the afternoon and southwesterly 20 to 25 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
Sunny.

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 Thursday.

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