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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 4:45 am EST on Thursday 31 July 2014
for the period until midnight EST Saturday 2 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 weakening ridge extends from west to east across the state. A trough will shift northeastwards over southern waters during Friday evening and Saturday morning. A new, strong high will enter the Great Australia Bight on Friday, moving slowly east to lie over Victoria by Sunday and extending a strengthening ridge over Queensland.

Forecast for Thursday 31 July until midnight

Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.

Forecast for Friday 1 August

Winds: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore by early evening. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.

Forecast for Saturday 2 August

Winds: West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning southerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres offshore during the evening.

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

Gold Coast Waters: Cape Moreton to Point Danger

Issued at 4:45 am EST on Thursday 31 July 2014
for the period until midnight EST Saturday 2 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 Thursday 31 July until midnight

Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning northerly 20 to 25 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 metres by early evening. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.

Forecast for Friday 1 August

Winds: North to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots tending west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.

Forecast for Saturday 2 August

Winds: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres offshore during the evening.

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

Moreton Bay

Issued at 4:45 am EST on Thursday 31 July 2014
for the period until midnight EST Saturday 2 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 Thursday 31 July until midnight

Winds: West to northwesterly about 10 knots tending northerly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the eastern bay by early evening.

Forecast for Friday 1 August

Winds: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the far north during the afternoon.

Forecast for Saturday 2 August

Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the day. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the northern bay.

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

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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
06:30AM
EST
sunset
05:19PM
EST
moon rise
8:41AM
EST
moon set
9:00PM
EST
Moon is currently 10% illuminated First quarter
Aug 04
Full moon
Aug 11
Last quarter
Aug 17
New moon
Aug 26

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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. 31/11:00 NNW 11 13 - 1021 0 0
Anemometer Location: 
On rolling ground.
6.5m above sea level.
4km from coast.
 Tewantin 31/11:00 N 6 11 22.8 1020.6 0 0
Anemometer Location: 
Airport.
3.5m above sea level.
1km from coast.
 Maroochydore 31/11:00 NNW 10 15 23.8 1020.6 0 0
Anemometer Location: 
Marine platform.
7m above sea level.
Over water.
 Spitfire Channel 31/11:00 N 5 5 - - - -
Anemometer Location: 
On clifftop.
100m above sea level.
On the coast.
 Cape Moreton 31/11:00 NNW 10 11 19.9 1021 - -
Anemometer Location: 
On jetty.
12.5m above sea level.
On the coast.
 Redcliffe 31/11:00 NE 5 6 21.1 1020.3 0 0
Anemometer Location: 
Marine platform.
20m above sea level.
Over water.
 Inner Beacon 31/11:00 NE 8 10 - - - -
Anemometer Location: 
Airport.
4m above sea level.
4km from coast.
 Brisbane Airport 31/11:00 NNE 6 8 20.6 1020.3 0 0
Anemometer Location: 
Marine platform.
7m above sea level.
Over water.
 Banana Bank 31/11:00 NNW 4 5 - - - -
Anemometer Location: 
Coastal dunes.
3m above sea level.
On the coast.
 GC Seaway 31/11:00 NNW 10 14 21.8 1019.9 0 0
Anemometer Location: 
Airport.
6m above sea level.
1km from coast.
 Coolangatta 31/11:00 N 13 15 20.8 1019.9 0 0

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Time Ht (m)
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04.24 PM 0.44 Low
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10.49 AM 1.18 High
04.32 PM 0.29 Low
10.58 PM 1.40 High

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