Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Friday 28 April 2017.

Weather Situation

A slow moving high pressure system over the Great Australian Bight extends a firm ridge into much of Queensland. The ridge is combining with a deep trough over the Coral and Tasman Seas to extend fresh to strong southerly winds into southern Queensland waters. Winds over southern Queensland waters will gradually decrease through the weekend as the trough shifts further east and the high also shifts east while weakening.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds
Southerly 25 to 30 knots.
Seas
3 metres, increasing to 3 to 3.5 metres offshore south of Point Lookout.
1st Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Saturday 29 April

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds
Southerly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon and easing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres offshore, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 50% chance of showers.

Sunday 30 April

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Monday 1 May

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

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 Saturday.

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