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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 Tuesday 1 September 2015
for the period until midnight EST Friday 4 September 2015.

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 trough lies just off the southern Queensland coast and will move further east for the remainder of today. A weak ridge lies over southern inland Queensland, and will drift eastwards and off the east coast during Wednesday. A vigorous cold front will move rapidly east across inland Queensland on Wednesday and Thursday, moving through southern waters later in the day.

Forecast for Tuesday 1 September until midnight

Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots tending northwesterly in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: Clear.

Forecast for Wednesday 2 September

Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning west to southwesterly below 10 knots early in the morning then tending northerly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 3 September

Winds: North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning west to southwesterly during the afternoon. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre, tending easterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre offshore. Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Friday 4 September

Winds: Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southeasterly 1 to 2 metres, tending easterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre offshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.

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

Gold Coast Waters: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

Issued at 3:50 pm EST on Tuesday 1 September 2015
for the period until midnight EST Friday 4 September 2015.

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 Tuesday 1 September until midnight

Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots turning northwesterly in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre by early evening. Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: Clear.

Forecast for Wednesday 2 September

Winds: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to southwesterly before dawn then shifting northerly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre later in the evening. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 3 September

Winds: North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly during the afternoon. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre, tending easterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore, decreasing to below 1 metre during the afternoon. Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Friday 4 September

Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning south to southeasterly during the morning. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore. Swell: Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending easterly 1.5 to 2.0 metres during the morning. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre offshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning in southern waters. Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

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

Moreton Bay

Issued at 3:50 pm EST on Tuesday 1 September 2015
for the period until midnight EST Friday 4 September 2015.

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 Tuesday 1 September until midnight

Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots turning northwesterly in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Clear.

Forecast for Wednesday 2 September

Winds: West to southwesterly about 10 knots tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then tending northerly 15 to 20 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre by early evening. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 3 September

Winds: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly 15 to 25 knots during the day. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the eastern bay. Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Forecast for Friday 4 September

Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day. Seas: Around 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

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

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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
06:02AM
EST
sunset
05:34PM
EST
moon rise
8:19PM
EST
moon set
7:34AM
EST
Moon is currently 94% illuminated Last quarter
Sep 05
New moon
Sep 13
First quarter
Sep 21
Full moon
Sep 28

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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. 01/19:30 NNW 13 15 17.9 1015.9 0 0
Anemometer Location: 
On rolling ground.
6.5m above sea level.
4km from coast.
 Tewantin 01/19:30 N 3 5 16.2 1016 0 0
Anemometer Location: 
Airport.
3.5m above sea level.
1km from coast.
 Maroochydore 01/19:30 W 5 6 12.9 1015.8 0 0
Anemometer Location: 
Marine platform.
7m above sea level.
Over water.
 Spitfire Channel 01/19:30 NNW 11 13 - - - -
Anemometer Location: 
On clifftop.
100m above sea level.
On the coast.
 Cape Moreton 01/19:30 NW 12 15 18.2 1015.7 0 0
Anemometer Location: 
On jetty.
12.5m above sea level.
On the coast.
 Redcliffe 01/19:30 NNW 6 8 17.4 1015.6 0 0
Anemometer Location: 
Marine platform.
20m above sea level.
Over water.
 Inner Beacon 01/19:30 NNW 12 14 - - - -
Anemometer Location: 
Airport.
4m above sea level.
4km from coast.
 Brisbane Airport 01/19:30 N 7 9 15.9 1015.4 0 0
Anemometer Location: 
Marine platform.
7m above sea level.
Over water.
 Banana Bank 01/19:30 NNW 13 15 - - - -
Anemometer Location: 
Coastal dunes.
3m above sea level.
On the coast.
 GC Seaway 01/19:30 NNW 5 8 15.3 1014.8 0 0
Anemometer Location: 
Airport.
6m above sea level.
1km from coast.
 Coolangatta 01/19:30 SW 4 6 13.7 1014.7 0 0

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