South Queensland

Synoptic Situation: A southeasterly change is currently moving slowly north along the southern Capricornia waters. To the north of the change, moderate north to northwesterly winds, to the south of the change light to moderate southeasterly winds. The change will stall and decay near Fraser Island today with fresh northerly winds returning throughout all southern waters by Friday.


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

Thursday 14 November

Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening, and north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell 1: Southeasterly below 1 metre inshore, southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Swell 2: North to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.

Friday 15 November

Winds: Northeast to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming northerly 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon then increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon and evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell 1: Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Saturday 16 November

Winds: North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell 1: Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather: Sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.