Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Sunday 22 October 2017.

Weather Situation

A coastal trough lies over Capricornia waters and is expected to weaken while shifting further north during today. A high pressure system over the Great Australian Bight extends a firm ridge into southern Queensland waters in the wake of the trough. The high will gradually weaken while shifting slowly east over the Great Australian Bight today and should shift east over southeastern Australia during Monday and into the Tasman Sea on Tuesday.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon and southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then decreasing below 1 metre later in the evening.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre inshore,
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Monday 23 October

Winds
Variable about 10 knots, tending southeasterly in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
2nd Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre inshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tuesday 24 October

Winds
South to southeasterly about 10 knots tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then tending northerly during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre offshore.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 50% chance of showers, decreasing during the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

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 Sunday.

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