BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY
BOATING WEATHER FOR SOUTHEAST QUEENSLAND COASTAL WATERS
Issued at 2:50pm EST on Saturday the 25th of May 2013
Please be aware Wind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height [issued 1126 Saturday]
SYNOPTIC SITUATION A complex low pressure system over the northern Tasman Sea is expected to move eastwards during the weekend, with gale force winds over southern Queensland waters decreasing late today or in the evening. Large south to southeasterly waves are expected to affect southern Queensland waters [south of Sandy Cape] during the weekend, resulting in rough surf conditions. A high [1031 hPa] over the Great Australian Bight will move slowly east during the next few days, extending a strengthening ridge over much of Queensland. [issued 1126 Saturday]
FORECAST FOR MORETON BAYStrong Wind Warning has been cancelled. Saturday until midnight: Winds: Southwest to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots. Seas: 1.3 metres. Isolated squally showers. Sunday: Winds: Southwest to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, increasing to 20 to 25 knots during the day. Lighter SW winds inshore early. Seas: 1 to 1.2 metres. Isolated showers. Monday: Winds: South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 20 to 25 knots at times. [issued 1126 Saturday]
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT TO POINT DANGERA Gale Warning is current. Saturday until midnight: Winds: Southwest to southeasterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching 30 to 35 knots offshore until late evening. Seas: 3 to 4 metres. Swell: South to southeasterly 2 to 3 metres, reaching 4 metres offshore. Scattered squally showers. Sunday: Winds: Southwest to southeasterly 25 to 33 knots, tending south to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon though still reaching 25 to 30 knots at times offshore. Seas: 2.5 to 3.5 metres. Swell: South to southeasterly 2 to 3 metres, reaching 3 to 4 metres offshore in the morning. Scattered squally showers. Monday: Winds: South to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots.
WEATHER REPORTSTime Wind Weather Seas Swell EST Dir Knots Ht Ht/Length Dir Double Is Pt 1430 S 29 Tewantin 1430 S 12 Maroochydore 1430 SSE 14 Brisbane Ap 1430 SW 12 Redcliffe 1430 SE 7 Cape Moreton 1432 SSE 29 Spitfire Chnl 1430 SSE 17 Inner Beacon 1430 SSE 18 Banana Bank 1430 S 17 G C Seaway 1430 S 20 Coolangatta 1430 S 13 Point Lookout - - - - - - -
TIDES AT THE BRISBANE BARHigh Tide: 2.7m on Sat at 09.57pm and 2.0m on Sun at 10.08am Low Tide: 0.2m on Sat at 03.30pm and 0.4m on Sun at 04.38am
TIDES AT MOOLOOLABAHigh Tide: 2.1m on Sat at 08.27pm and 1.5m on Sun at 08.33am Low Tide: 0.3m on Sun at 02.53am and 0.1m on Sun at 02.34pm
TIDES AT GOLD COAST SEAWAYHigh Tide: 1.9m on Sat at 08.38pm and 1.3m on Sun at 08.49am Low Tide: 0.1m on Sun at 03.00am and 0.0m on Sun at 02.33pm
TIME OF SUNRISE/SUNSET FOR BRISBANESaturday Sun and Moon Sunrise 0626 Moonset 0604 Sunset 1703 Moonrise 1711 A voice recording of these forecasts and weather reports is now available on 1900 926 115 at a call charge of 77 cents per minute.