Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Thursday 17 August 2017.

Weather Situation

A surface trough over the interior of Queensland will shift east today, moving through southern waters late this evening. A large, strong high will move eastwards across southern Australia from Friday and will extend a firm ridge into South Queensland waters in the wake of the trough. The strong ridge is expected to combine with a developing low in the Tasman Sea to extend fresh to strong southerly winds into South Queensland waters from late on Friday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.

Friday 18 August

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 25 knots during the day. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Saturday 19 August

Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending southerly during the afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the afternoon or evening.
2nd Swell
Below 0.5 metres, tending easterly 1.5 to 2 metres during the evening.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 40% chance of light showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the 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 3:50 pm EST Thursday.

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