Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Tuesday 28 June 2016.

Weather Situation

A complex low lies over the Tasman Sea and will continue to develop today. A large high lies near the southwestern border of Queensland and extends a firm ridge into southern Queensland. These two features will combine to extend a strong southerly wind flow into far southern offshore Queensland waters later today. Winds will decrease rapidly late Wednesday into Thursday as the high moves further east towards southeastern Queensland.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the early morning. Winds tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon and increasing to 20 to 30 knots offshore.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres by early evening.
2nd Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre inshore.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower offshore this evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Wednesday 29 June

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre inshore.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 50% chance of showers offshore, 20% chance elsewhere.

Thursday 30 June

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Point Lookout.
1st Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres offshore, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.

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 Tuesday.

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