Forecast issued at 10:00 am EST on Tuesday 2 September 2014.
A surface trough and an associated gusty west to southwesterly wind change will move eastwards through southern Queensland waters early this evening. A low will deepen over the Tasman Sea on Wednesday and Thursday, extending a large south to southeasterly swell through far southern waters. The swell should ease during Friday as the low moves east across the Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Gold Coast Waters
- North to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots turning west to southwesterly in the evening.
- 2 to 3 metres.
- Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Wednesday 3 September
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Gold Coast Waters
- Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
- 2 to 3 metres.
- Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending south to southeasterly 2 to 3 metres during the morning, then increasing to 3 to 4 metres well offshore by early evening.
Thursday 4 September
- Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then tending southerly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
- South to southeasterly 2 to 3 metres increasing to 3 to 4 metres well offshore.
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.
Nearby Coastal Waters
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The next routine forecast will be issued at 3:50 pm EST Tuesday.