Forecast updated at 6:42 pm EST on Saturday 27 August 2016.
A low pressure system currently located well off the Gold Coast will shift towards the east and away from the Queensland coast during the remainder of the weekend. A large high over New South Wales should move slowly east during Sunday, before moving east across the Tasman Sea through early next week. The high will establish a weak ridge over southern Queensland waters.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
- Southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots inshore. South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots offshore, extending throughout the Gold Coast waters during the evening. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Point Lookout in the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore south of Point Lookout.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
- Mostly clear. 40% chance of showers offshore, 20% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore
Sunday 28 August
- Southerly 15 to 20 knots becoming east to southeasterly about 10 knots late afternoon.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
- 1st Swell
- South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
- 2nd Swell
- Easterly around 1 metre.
- Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower offshore in the early morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.
Monday 29 August
- Easterly about 10 knots.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southerly around 1 metre offshore.
Tuesday 30 August
- Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
- Around 1 metre.
- Southerly below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy.
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 4:45 am EST Sunday.