Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Saturday 29 August 2015.

Weather Situation

A high to the southwest of Tasmania will extend a ridge into central Australia and western Queensland over the weekend whilst a complex low pressure system will remain slow moving in the Tasman Sea. A surface trough over the interior of the state is expected to move through southern waters during Sunday.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
East to northeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre offshore.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Sunday 30 August

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Monday 31 August

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Tuesday 1 September

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres offshore, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Sunny.

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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