Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Saturday 21 January 2017.

Weather Situation

At 3pm a coastal trough and associated fresh southeasterly wind change was located over northern Sunshine Coast waters. This trough will continue to shift north, most likely reaching Sandy Cape late tonight before progressing further north through Capricornia waters on Sunday. A high will shift east over southeastern Australia into the Tasman Sea over the next 24 hours, extending a ridge into southern Queensland waters in the wake of the trough. The ridge will then gradually weaken during Monday and Tuesday as the high shifts further east over the Tasman Sea.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Sunday 22 January

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon and evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Monday 23 January

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres offshore, decreasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Tuesday 24 January

Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly 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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