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Double Island Point to Point Danger & Moreton Bay

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Sunshine Coast Waters: Double Island Point to Cape Moreton

Issued at 4:15 pm EST on Monday 1 September 2014
for the period until midnight EST Thursday 4 September 2014.

Please be aware
Wind 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.

For latest warnings go to www.bom.gov.au, subscribe to RSS feeds, call 1300-360-427* or listen for warnings on relevant TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge extends through southern Queensland waters. Northerly winds should increase during Tuesday as a trough approaches from the west. The trough and an associated gusty southwesterly wind change are expected to move east through southern Queensland waters Tuesday evening. A low will deepen over the Tasman Sea on Wednesday, extending a large south to southeasterly swell through far southern waters.

Forecast for Monday 1 September until midnight

Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres offshore.

Forecast for Tuesday 2 September

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sunshine Coast Waters

Winds: North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning west to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots in the evening. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the evening. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore around midday. Swell: Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.

Forecast for Wednesday 3 September

Winds: Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly 2 to 3 metres during the morning.

Forecast for Thursday 4 September

Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southeasterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:45 am EST Tuesday.

Gold Coast Waters: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

Issued at 4:14 pm EST on Monday 1 September 2014
for the period until midnight EST Thursday 4 September 2014.

For latest warnings go to www.bom.gov.au, subscribe to RSS feeds, call 1300-360-427* or listen for warnings on relevant TV and radio broadcasts.

Forecast for Monday 1 September until midnight

Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Southeasterly 1.5 metres.

Forecast for Tuesday 2 September

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds: North to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening. Winds turning west to southwesterly in the evening. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore during the morning. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.

Forecast for Wednesday 3 September

Winds: Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 33 knots over far southeastern offshore waters at times during the morning. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly 2 to 3 metres during the morning, then increasing to 3 to 5 metres by early evening.

Forecast for Thursday 4 September

Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then tending southerly during the evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Southeasterly 4 to 5 metres.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:45 am EST Tuesday.

Moreton Bay

Issued at 4:14 pm EST on Monday 1 September 2014
for the period until midnight EST Thursday 4 September 2014.

For latest warnings go to www.bom.gov.au, subscribe to RSS feeds, call 1300-360-427* or listen for warnings on relevant TV and radio broadcasts.

Forecast for Monday 1 September until midnight

Winds: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending northerly in the evening. Winds reaching up to 20 knots in the eastern bay. Seas: Around 1 metre.

Forecast for Tuesday 2 September

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Moreton Bay

Winds: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon. Winds turning west to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots in the late afternoon and evening, and reaching up 30 knots at times. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the eastern bay during the afternoon.

Forecast for Wednesday 3 September

Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots early in the morning then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots before dawn. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.

Forecast for Thursday 4 September

Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then becoming west to southwesterly about 10 knots during the evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:45 am EST Tuesday.

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Sun and moon data

Brisbane sunrise and sunset times and moon phases

Sunrise Sunset Moon rise Moon set Moon phase First quarter Full moon Last quarter New moon
sunrise
06:02AM
EST
sunset
05:34PM
EST
moon rise
9:51AM
EST
moon set
11:26PM
EST
Moon is currently 36% illuminated First quarter
Sep 02
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Sep 09
Last quarter
Sep 16
New moon
Sep 24

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Current weather

Location Date/Time Wind (knots) Temp Barometer Rain (mm)
Dir Spd Gust (deg C) (hpa) 9am 10pm
Anemometer Location: 
On clifftop.
94.5m above sea level.
On the coast.
 Double Island Pt. 01/17:00 N 17 21 20.4 1016.1 0 0
Anemometer Location: 
On rolling ground.
6.5m above sea level.
4km from coast.
 Tewantin 01/17:00 NNE 12 17 20.4 1015.6 0 0
Anemometer Location: 
Airport.
3.5m above sea level.
1km from coast.
 Maroochydore 01/17:00 N 16 20 20.3 1015.5 0 0
Anemometer Location: 
Marine platform.
7m above sea level.
Over water.
 Spitfire Channel 01/17:00 N 14 16 - - - -
Anemometer Location: 
On clifftop.
100m above sea level.
On the coast.
 Cape Moreton 01/17:00 NNE 16 21 19.7 1016 - -
Anemometer Location: 
On jetty.
12.5m above sea level.
On the coast.
 Redcliffe 01/17:00 NNE 14 18 20.5 1015.5 0 0
Anemometer Location: 
Marine platform.
20m above sea level.
Over water.
 Inner Beacon 01/17:00 NE 15 17 - - - -
Anemometer Location: 
Airport.
4m above sea level.
4km from coast.
 Brisbane Airport 01/17:00 N 12 15 19.9 1015.4 0 0
Anemometer Location: 
Marine platform.
7m above sea level.
Over water.
 Banana Bank 01/10:00 N 0 2 - - - -
Anemometer Location: 
Coastal dunes.
3m above sea level.
On the coast.
 GC Seaway 01/17:00 N 19 22 20.4 1014.9 0 0
Anemometer Location: 
Airport.
6m above sea level.
1km from coast.
 Coolangatta 01/17:00 N 13 17 20.3 1015.4 0 0

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