South Queensland

Synoptic Situation: A high [1029 hPa] over the Tasman Sea extends a weakening ridge over the southern Queensland coast. This high will drift eastwards across the central Tasman Sea to be north of New Zealand on Saturday, with the ridge weakening. Northerly winds will strengthen late Sunday and Monday ahead of surface trough which is expected to push off the east coast on Monday morning. Winds will shift southwesterly in the wake of the trough.

Queensland

Wind 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.

Gold Coast Waters: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

Saturday 11 July

Winds: Northerly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell 1: East to northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Swell 2: Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. Possible shower.

Sunday 12 July

Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to northwesterly in the evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell 1: East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Swell 2: Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Monday 13 July

Winds: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon and evening. Offshore winds reaching up to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Swell 1: Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

Tuesday 14 July

Winds: West to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots north of point Lookout in the morning. Offshore winds south of Point Lookout reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
Swell 1: Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather: Sunny.