Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast issued at 10:04 am EST on Wednesday 29 March 2017.

Weather Situation

Ex-tropical cyclone Debbie will track slowly south-southeastwards over the next few days through the central and southeast interior of Queensland before moving off the far southern Queensland coast overnight Thursday into Friday. The system is then expected to intensify significantly off the southeast coast during Friday with strong gales likely to develop and large seas and swell.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Northerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers offshore north of Point Lookout, 50% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Thursday 30 March

Gale Warning for Thursday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds
Northeasterly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 35 knots north of Point Lookout in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
Northerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Friday 31 March

Winds
Northeasterly 25 to 40 knots shifting southwesterly 30 to 45 knots during the morning.
Seas
3 to 5 metres.
1st Swell
Northerly 2 to 4 metres, tending northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.
2nd Swell
Below 0.5 metres, tending southerly 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.

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 Wednesday.

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