Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast issued at 10:53 am EST on Saturday 19 August 2017.

Weather Situation

A large high pressure system moving eastwards across southern Australia is extending a firm ridge over South Queensland waters. The ridge is expected to combine with a low in the Tasman Sea to produce fresh to strong south to southwesterly winds over southern waters during the weekend. The high is likely to move over eastern New South Wales during Monday with winds easing as a result.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots inshore along the Gold Coast. Winds 25 to 30 knots offshore and reaching up to 33 knots north of Point Lookout. Winds decreasing to 20 to 25 knots during the early afternoon before shifting south to southeasterly 25 to 30 knots throughout in the evening and reaching up to 33 knots offshore.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Inshore: Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres. Offshore: Southerly around 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres by the late evening.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 40% chance of showers offshore south of Point Lookout at night. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the evening.

Sunday 20 August

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds
Southerly 20 to 25 knots inshore, reaching 25 to 33 knots offshore. Winds decreasing to 15 to 20 knots in the late evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres inshore. Southerly 2.5 to 4.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers offshore, 30% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the morning.

Monday 21 August

Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the day then becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the evening.
Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 2 metres inshore. Southerly 2.5 to 4 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of light 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 3:50 pm EST Saturday.

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