Sunshine Coast Waters Forecast: Double Island Point to Cape Moreton

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Wednesday 20 February 2019.

Weather Situation

A high in the Tasman Sea will maintain a ridge over southern Queensland waters for the next couple of days. Tropical Cyclone Oma lies over the eastern Coral Sea, and is increasingly likely to track slowly southwestwards towards the southern Queensland coast later this week. East to northeasterly swells that are currently leading to hazardous surf conditions are expected to increase further over southern waters during the next few days, particularly from Thursday as tropical cyclone Oma moves closer. Strong to gale force winds are likely to develop about the far south by Friday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots before dawn. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
East to northeasterly 1.5 metres, tending northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Thursday 21 February

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sunshine Coast Waters

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 33 knots in the early afternoon. Winds dependent on the movement and development of tropical cyclone Oma.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell
East to northeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Friday 22 February

Winds
South to southeasterly 30 to 35 knots increasing to 30 to 40 knots during the day. Winds dependent on the movement and development of tropical cyclone Oma.
Seas
3 to 5 metres.
Swell
Easterly 3 to 4 metres, tending southeasterly 4 to 7 metres offshore during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

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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