Forecast issued at 10:00 am EST on Wednesday 2 December 2015.
A trough and an associated vigorous southerly wind change will move north along the New South Coast today and should enter Gold Coast waters late tonight. The trough should then continue to move north on Thursday, reaching northern Capricornia waters by Thursday evening. A high will enter the Tasman Sea late Thursday, extending a firm ridge over southern Queensland waters in the wake of the trough.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots at times offshore south of Point Lookout. Winds tending southwest to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots south of Point Lookout late in the evening.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Point Lookout.
- Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
- Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of thunderstorms.
Thursday 3 December
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Gold Coast Waters
- Southwest to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southeasterly 25 to 33 knots from the south in the early morning.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres early in the morning.
- Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of showers, mostly in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.
Friday 4 December
- Southeasterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots during the early morning.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- Easterly 1.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 20% 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 3:50 pm EST Wednesday.