Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast updated at 6:42 pm EST on Saturday 27 August 2016.

Weather Situation

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

Winds
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.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore south of Point Lookout.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Mostly clear. 40% chance of showers offshore, 20% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore

Sunday 28 August

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots becoming east to southeasterly about 10 knots late afternoon.
Seas
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.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower offshore in the early morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Monday 29 August

Winds
Easterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre offshore.
Weather
Sunny.

Tuesday 30 August

Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
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.

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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:45 am EST Sunday.

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