Sunshine Coast Waters Forecast: Double Island Point to Cape Moreton

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Wednesday 19 December 2018.

Weather Situation

At 4am AEST, ex-tropical cyclone Owen was located about 230 nautical miles east northeast of Mackay. A moderate to fresh northeast to southeasterly wind flow extends into southern Queensland waters to the south of the system. The low should start to shift northwestwards over the Coral Sea during today and Thursday. Winds should turn more northerly over far southern waters later today and then freshen later on Thursday and Friday ahead of a surface trough moving eastwards over the interior of the state.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Easterly 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 20 December

Winds
East to northeasterly about 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Friday 21 December

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northwesterly during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore south of Maroochydore.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

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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