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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 3:51 pm EST on Thursday 17 April 2014
for the period until midnight EST Sunday 20 April 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 of high pressure should remain over Queensland's southern coast for the next few days. Ex-Tropical Cyclone Ita lies over the Tasman Sea and is heading towards New Zealand, but is still directing a low to moderate southeast swell towards Queensland's southeast waters.

Forecast for Thursday 17 April until midnight

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 0.5 metres, increasing to below 1 metre offshore. Swell: South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.

Forecast for Friday 18 April

Winds: South to southeasterly below 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly before dawn then becoming north to northeasterly in the late afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.

Forecast for Saturday 19 April

Winds: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southwesterly early in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Caution: Deceptively powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Forecast for Sunday 20 April

Winds: East to northeasterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly 1 to 2 metres.

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

Gold Coast Waters: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

Issued at 3:50 pm EST on Thursday 17 April 2014
for the period until midnight EST Sunday 20 April 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 Thursday 17 April until midnight

Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening. Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 metres offshore.

Forecast for Friday 18 April

Winds: Variable about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres offshore.

Forecast for Saturday 19 April

Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting east to southeasterly in the early afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres later in the evening. Caution: Deceptively powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Forecast for Sunday 20 April

Winds: East to southeasterly below 10 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then tending north to northeasterly during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres.

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

Moreton Bay

Issued at 3:50 pm EST on Thursday 17 April 2014
for the period until midnight EST Sunday 20 April 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 Thursday 17 April until midnight

Winds: East to southeasterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres.

Forecast for Friday 18 April

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the evening then tending northwesterly in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre.

Forecast for Saturday 19 April

Winds: Northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending southwesterly early in the morning then shifting easterly in the middle of the day. Seas: Below 1 metre.

Forecast for Sunday 20 April

Winds: Variable below 10 knots becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then turning northerly during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre.

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

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Sun and moon data

Brisbane sunrise and sunset times and moon phases

Sunrise Sunset Moon rise Moon set Moon phase Last quarter New moon First quarter Full moon
sunrise
06:06AM
EST
sunset
05:28PM
EST
moon rise
7:46PM
EST
moon set
8:37AM
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Moon is currently 94% illuminated Last quarter
Apr 22
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Apr 29
First quarter
May 07
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May 15

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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. 18/03:00 W 5 7 21.2 1015.9 0 0
Anemometer Location: 
On rolling ground.
6.5m above sea level.
4km from coast.
 Tewantin 18/03:00 N 0 0 17.9 1016 0 0
Anemometer Location: 
Airport.
3.5m above sea level.
1km from coast.
 Maroochydore 18/03:00 W 3 4 16.3 1016.1 0 0
Anemometer Location: 
Marine platform.
7m above sea level.
Over water.
 Spitfire Channel 18/03:00 SSW 8 9 - - - -
Anemometer Location: 
On clifftop.
100m above sea level.
On the coast.
 Cape Moreton 18/03:00 SW 8 11 19.9 1016.5 - -
Anemometer Location: 
On jetty.
12.5m above sea level.
On the coast.
 Redcliffe 18/03:00 WSW 6 7 18.3 1016.4 0 0
Anemometer Location: 
Marine platform.
20m above sea level.
Over water.
 Inner Beacon 18/03:00 S 8 10 - - - -
Anemometer Location: 
Airport.
4m above sea level.
4km from coast.
 Brisbane Airport 18/03:00 S 3 5 18.6 1016.2 0 0
Anemometer Location: 
Marine platform.
7m above sea level.
Over water.
 Banana Bank 18/03:00 S 4 5 - - - -
Anemometer Location: 
Coastal dunes.
3m above sea level.
On the coast.
 GC Seaway 18/03:00 SW 6 7 18.2 1016.1 0 0
Anemometer Location: 
Airport.
6m above sea level.
1km from coast.
 Coolangatta 18/03:00 S 5 7 17.6 1016.5 0 0

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10.04 AM 1.28 High
03.53 PM 0.18 Low
10.39 PM 1.65 High

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