Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Wednesday 28 June 2017.

Weather Situation

A weak high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge into southern Queensland waters. The high will shift further east on Thursday. Northerly winds will likely freshen through far southern Queensland waters through Thursday ahead of a trough. This trough and an associated south to southwesterly wind change will then likely extend through southern Queensland waters during early Friday morning. Note that there is some uncertainty associated with the strength and movement of the trough. A new high pressure centre will move into southeastern Australia during Friday and extend a firm ridge into southern Queensland waters in the wake of the trough.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 29 June

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon, tending northwesterly in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm south of Point Lookout at night.

Friday 30 June

Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the early morning.

Saturday 1 July

Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower.

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 Thursday.

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