SE QLD Boating Outlook

Gold Coast Waters

Issued at: 24/04/2018 05:28 AM
The wind forecast for today is 10-15kts SW, reaching 20kts at times offshore. 10-15kts SW/SE inshore. There's a 70% chance of showers and there could be storms with them, but they will be mostly offshore. The top temperature is expected to be 26 degrees. Swell in offshore waters is 1-1.5m S/SE and inshore and on the coastal bars at Jumpinpin, Tallebudgera, Currumbin is about 1m E/SE and 1m plus at the Tweed River mouth. The usual caution is required when crossing them, particularly with the pressure waves that will form on the ebb tides this morning and late this afternoon The best boating conditions will be close inshore, or in the more sheltered waters from Southport Broadwater to Jumpinpin and in the rivers and creeks.

Moreton Bay

Issued at: 24/04/2018 05:34 AM
The wind forecast for today is 10-15ktst S/SW this morning and late this afternoon. 10kts variable during the day. It should be a mostly sunny morning, with a slight chance of showers and storms this afternoon and this evening and a top temperature of 26 degrees. Swell on the coastal bars at South Passage and Jumpinpin is about 1m E/SE with the odd bigger one and the usual caution is required when crossing them, particularly with the pressure waves that will form on the ebb tides this morning and late this afternoon. On the bay, there'll be good wind for sailors this morning and late this afternoon, but seas will be choppy at those times and the best boating options and anchorages will be in the more sheltered parts of the southern bay from Macleay Island to Southport Broadwater, Pumicestone Passage and the rivers and creeks.. If the wind drops out during the day as forecast, conditions will be good in the open bay

Sunshine Coast Waters

Issued at: 24/04/2018 09:46 AM
The wind forecast for today is 10-15kts SW/S, reaching up to 20kts offshore this morning. 10-15kts SW/SE during the day, becoming 10-15kts SE/E inshore this afternoon. There's a 60% chance of showers and there could be storms with them, but they will be mostly offshore. The top temperature is expected to be 27 degrees. Based on the wind forecast, sea conditions in offshore waters will be pretty rough and uncomfortable in small boats this morning, but improve during the day if the wind eases as forecast. The best small boat options will be close inshore, or the more sheltered parts of Pumicestone Passage and the rivers and creeks. Swell is 1-1.5m S/SE offshore and inshore and on the coastal bars at Noosa, Maroochydore and Caloundra is 0.75-1m SE/E with the odd bigger one and the usual caution is required when crossing them, particularly with the pressure waves that will form on the ebb tides this morning and late this afternoon. The launch masters at Brisbane Marine Pilots advise there's an extensive sandbank out from the mouth of the Mooloolah River. A dredge has been working to try and open a channel and has been successful in creating one which allows boats go depart and enter the river following the reciprocal leads. However, it's best to go slow through it and keep an eye of your sounder on the bottom of the tides. Please read this Notice to Mariners, so you understand the situation and what's required of boat operators while the dredge is working... https://publications.qld.gov.au/dataset/brisbane-notices-to-mariners/resource/51b248c3-73a9-4bce-9dc2-a82189d227ca