Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Thursday 17 April 2014.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure should remain over Queensland's east coast for the next few days. Ex-Tropical Cyclone Ita lies over the Tasman Sea and is heading towards New Zealand, but is still directing a low to moderate southeast swell towards Queensland's southeast waters.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, tending easterly inshore in the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 metres offshore.

Friday 18 April

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 metres offshore.

Saturday 19 April

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting east to southeasterly during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 to 2.5 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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