Gold Coast Waters Forecast: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Monday 25 September 2017.

Weather Situation

A surface trough lies over the southeastern interior of the state with fresh to strong northerly winds over southern Queensland waters ahead of this feature. A coastal trough will move north along the New South Wales coast late this evening and will most likely shift north through far southern Queensland waters during Tuesday, reaching Sunshine Coast waters Tuesday evening. The trough should then become slow moving through Sunshine Coast waters and weaken during Wednesday. Another surface trough should then move eastwards in to the southeast interior on Thursday with fresh to strong northerly winds developing again over southern waters.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots well offshore.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Clear.

Tuesday 26 September

Winds
North of Point Lookout: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the morning. Winds tending southeasterly 15 to 20 knots from the south in the afternoon. South of Point Lookout: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore. Winds shifting south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots from the south during the morning and tending southeasterly in the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Northerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Wednesday 27 September

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late morning and early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Thursday 28 September

Winds
Northerly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore at times.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

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 Tuesday.

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