Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Wednesday 3 September 2014.

Weather Situation

A large high over southeastern Australia extends a strong ridge into western Queensland. The high will remain near stationary during the forecast period but will gradually weaken during Thursday and Friday as the high weakens. A low will deepen over the Tasman Sea on Wednesday and Thursday, extending a large south to southeasterly swell through far southern waters. The swell should ease during Friday as the low moves east across the Tasman Sea.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the morning and again in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, tending southeasterly 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then tending southerly 2 to 4 metres during the afternoon.

Thursday 4 September

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots before dawn then turning south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore.

Friday 5 September

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during 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 Wednesday.

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