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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 3:50 pm EST on Thursday 23 October 2014
for the period until midnight EST Sunday 26 October 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 weakening high pressure system in the Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the east Queensland coast. A new high will enter the southern Tasman Sea this evening and then shift east towards New Zealand, maintaining a weak ridge along the east Queensland coast. A trough will enter the southeastern interior of Queensland on Friday and become slow moving.

Forecast for Thursday 23 October until midnight

Winds: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly 1.5 metres. Weather: Clear.

Forecast for Friday 24 October

Winds: East to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre by early evening. Swell: Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Saturday 25 October

Winds: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 15 to 20 knots in the morning. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending easterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Weather: Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the afternoon and evening.

Forecast for Sunday 26 October

Winds: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres. Weather: Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

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 23 October 2014
for the period until midnight EST Sunday 26 October 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 23 October until midnight

Winds: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots inshore until early evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly 1.5 metres. Weather: Clear.

Forecast for Friday 24 October

Winds: Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Saturday 25 October

Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning and reaching up to 25 knots at times offshore from the middle of the day. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday. Swell: East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the afternoon and evening.

Forecast for Sunday 26 October

Winds: North to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres. Swell: East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the evening. Weather: Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

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

Moreton Bay

Issued at 3:50 pm EST on Thursday 23 October 2014
for the period until midnight EST Sunday 26 October 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 23 October until midnight

Winds: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots at times until early evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Clear.

Forecast for Friday 24 October

Winds: Variable below 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre. Weather: Cloud clearing.

Forecast for Saturday 25 October

Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning and reaching up to 25 knots at times from the middle of the day. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the northern bay around midday. Weather: Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Forecast for Sunday 26 October

Winds: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the far north during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

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 New moon First quarter Full moon Last quarter
sunrise
05:05AM
EST
sunset
06:00PM
EST
moon rise
4:29AM
EST
moon set
5:23PM
EST
Moon is currently 3% illuminated New moon
Oct 24
First quarter
Oct 31
Full moon
Nov 07
Last quarter
Nov 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. 23/18:00 NE 11 15 19.9 1019.4 0 0
Anemometer Location: 
On rolling ground.
6.5m above sea level.
4km from coast.
 Tewantin 23/18:00 NNE 6 9 20.6 1019.3 0 0
Anemometer Location: 
Airport.
3.5m above sea level.
1km from coast.
 Maroochydore 23/18:00 NNE 11 13 20 1019.4 0 0
Anemometer Location: 
Marine platform.
7m above sea level.
Over water.
 Spitfire Channel 23/18:00 N 12 14 - - - -
Anemometer Location: 
On clifftop.
100m above sea level.
On the coast.
 Cape Moreton 23/18:00 NE 12 15 19.8 1019.6 0 0
Anemometer Location: 
On jetty.
12.5m above sea level.
On the coast.
 Redcliffe 23/18:00 NNE 15 17 21.2 1019.4 0 0
Anemometer Location: 
Marine platform.
20m above sea level.
Over water.
 Inner Beacon 23/18:00 NE 14 15 - - - -
Anemometer Location: 
Airport.
4m above sea level.
4km from coast.
 Brisbane Airport 23/18:00 N 11 15 20.6 1019.3 0 0
Anemometer Location: 
Marine platform.
7m above sea level.
Over water.
 Banana Bank 23/18:00 NNE 11 13 - - - -
Anemometer Location: 
Coastal dunes.
3m above sea level.
On the coast.
 GC Seaway 23/18:00 NNE 13 15 21.1 1019.5 0 0
Anemometer Location: 
Airport.
6m above sea level.
1km from coast.
 Coolangatta 23/18:00 N 9 11 20.9 1019.9 0 0

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