Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast updated at 2:17 am EST on Thursday 28 August 2014.

Weather Situation

A complex low pressure system lies offshore over the far southern Coral Sea and is expected to intensify during today and Thursday as it moves into the Tasman Sea. A second low centre may develop offshore of the southeast Queensland coast this evening with strong winds and gales developing as a result. A slow moving high pressure system over the far southern Tasman Sea will maintain a ridge through Queensland from Thursday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Gale Warning for Thursday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds
Southerly 25 to 30 knots increasing to 30 to 40 knots before dawn.
Seas
3 to 5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Weather
Scattered thunderstorms offshore early in the morning.
Caution
Dangerous surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Friday 29 August

Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots in the late evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Saturday 30 August

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.

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 3:50 pm EST Thursday.

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