Sunshine Coast Waters Forecast: Double Island Point to Cape Moreton

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Thursday 8 December 2022.

Weather Situation

A strengthening trough is moving eastwards across southern Queensland and is expected to move offshore of the southeast Queensland coast during this afternoon and push northwards to central Queensland waters on Friday before weakening. Behind the trough, a ridge will build across South Queensland Waters on Friday and into the weekend.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening then tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Swell
Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Friday 9 December

Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds tending east to southeasterly during the morning and early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre offshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening, then tending south to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
2nd Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore north of Maroochydore in the morning.

Saturday 10 December

Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
1st Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the evening.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Please be awareWind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

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The next routine forecast will be issued at 3:50 pm EST Thursday.

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