Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Thursday 19 January 2017.

Weather Situation

A coastal trough located near Fraser Island waters is expected to continue to weaken with moderate to fresh north to northeasterly winds developing on Friday. Another surface trough and associated fresh southeasterly wind change is expected to move northwards through southern waters during the weekend.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Friday 20 January

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting northerly 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Point Lookout later in the evening.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Saturday 21 January

Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots shifting southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
North to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Sunday 22 January

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% 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 Friday.

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