Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Saturday 19 April 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over southeastern Australia will drift slowly eastwards over the next few days while strengthening slightly. The high extends a ridge along the east coast of Queensland. Ex-Tropical Cyclone Ita lies near New Zealand, directing a low to moderate, long period southeast swell towards far southern waters.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Caution
Deceptively powerful surf conditions in the afternoon and evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Sunday 20 April

Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming northeasterly in the evening then increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 metres, tending southerly 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.

Monday 21 April

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres before dawn, then decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.

Tuesday 22 April

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.

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 Sunday.

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