Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Tuesday 6 December 2016.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge through the southwest Coral Sea. A surface trough will move eastwards over the Queensland interior today and will combine with the ridge to maintain a fresh to strong north to northeasterly flow over South Queensland waters. A weak southerly change may enter far southern waters for a brief period during Wednesday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds
Northerly 25 to 30 knots.
Seas
2.5 metres.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 7 December

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots, tending north to northeasterly around midday. Winds shifting southeasterly about 10 knots from the south, south of Point Lookout during the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Thursday 8 December

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers south of Point Lookout, 30% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

Friday 9 December

Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning, ahead of a southeasterly change about 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

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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