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Double Island Point to Point Danger & Moreton Bay

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Updated Sunshine Coast Waters: Double Island Point to Cape Moreton

Issued at 8:20 am EST on Saturday 23 August 2014
for the period until midnight EST Monday 25 August 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 large over the southern Tasman Sea will move slowly to the east over the next few days whilst strengthening. A trough will remain slow-moving through southern coastal waters, enhancing winds over southern waters at times. A more significant surface trough is likely to deepen off the far southern coast of Queensland on Monday but some uncertainty remains regarding the development of this trough.

Forecast for Saturday 23 August until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sunshine Coast Waters

Winds: South to southeasterly 20 to 33 knots. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Southeasterly 1.5 metres, tending easterly 1.5 metres later in the evening.

Forecast for Sunday 24 August

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sunshine Coast Waters

Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots turning southerly in the late morning and early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres, tending southeasterly 2 metres during the morning, then tending easterly 1.5 to 2 metres later in the evening.

Forecast for Monday 25 August

Winds: Southerly 25 to 30 knots. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres, tending southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres during the morning.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 3:50 pm EST Saturday.

Updated Gold Coast Waters: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

Issued at 8:20 am EST on Saturday 23 August 2014
for the period until midnight EST Monday 25 August 2014.

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Forecast for Saturday 23 August until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds: South to southeasterly 25 to 33 knots. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Southeasterly 1.5 metres.

Forecast for Sunday 24 August

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Gold Coast Waters

Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots turning southerly in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening.

Forecast for Monday 25 August

Winds: Southerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Weather: Isolated thunderstorms offshore.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 3:50 pm EST Saturday.

Moreton Bay

Issued at 5:18 am EST on Saturday 23 August 2014
for the period until midnight EST Monday 25 August 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 Saturday 23 August until midnight

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots in the northern bay during the day. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the northern bay.

Forecast for Sunday 24 August

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Moreton Bay

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 20 to 25 knots early in the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the far north in the afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the far north.

Forecast for Monday 25 August

Winds: Southerly 15 to 25 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the northern bay. Swell: Northeasterly below 1 metre.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 3:50 pm EST Saturday.

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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
06:11AM
EST
sunset
05:30PM
EST
moon rise
4:17AM
EST
moon set
3:33PM
EST
Moon is currently 7% illuminated New moon
Aug 26
First quarter
Sep 02
Full moon
Sep 09
Last quarter
Sep 16

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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. 23/09:22 S 21 29 15.4 1018.6 0 0
Anemometer Location: 
On rolling ground.
6.5m above sea level.
4km from coast.
 Tewantin 23/09:00 S 14 21 14.8 1021 68.8 0.6
Anemometer Location: 
Airport.
3.5m above sea level.
1km from coast.
 Maroochydore 23/09:00 S 17 22 14.4 1021.6 65.2 2.2
Anemometer Location: 
Marine platform.
7m above sea level.
Over water.
 Spitfire Channel 23/09:00 S 20 25 - - - -
Anemometer Location: 
On clifftop.
100m above sea level.
On the coast.
 Cape Moreton 23/09:17 SE 30 40 16.2 1021.2 - -
Anemometer Location: 
On jetty.
12.5m above sea level.
On the coast.
 Redcliffe 23/09:00 SSW 13 18 15 1023.2 40.6 0
Anemometer Location: 
Marine platform.
20m above sea level.
Over water.
 Inner Beacon 23/09:00 S 17 21 - - - -
Anemometer Location: 
Airport.
4m above sea level.
4km from coast.
 Brisbane Airport 23/09:00 S 9 14 15 1023.6 30.4 0.4
Anemometer Location: 
Marine platform.
7m above sea level.
Over water.
 Banana Bank 23/09:00 S 16 21 - - - -
Anemometer Location: 
Coastal dunes.
3m above sea level.
On the coast.
 GC Seaway 23/09:00 SSE 25 31 16.3 1024.1 47.4 0.4
Anemometer Location: 
Airport.
6m above sea level.
1km from coast.
 Coolangatta 23/09:17 SSE 10 14 15.7 1025 0.6 0.4

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Time Ht (m)
12.53 AM 0.56 Low
06.39 AM 1.45 High
12.39 PM 0.42 Low
07.04 PM 1.86 High

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Time Ht (m)
12.55 AM 0.44 Low
06.38 AM 1.31 High
12.38 PM 0.28 Low
07.02 PM 1.72 High

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Time Ht (m)
02.26 AM 0.53 Low
08.07 AM 1.79 High
02.08 PM 0.41 Low
08.28 PM 2.28 High

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Time Ht (m)
01.02 AM 0.25 Low
06.53 AM 1.10 High
12.36 PM 0.17 Low
07.13 PM 1.51 High

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