April 25, 2010

Strong wind warning for Monday's Anzac holiday

Strong 25/30 knot winds with 3m seas from Point Danger to Sandy Cape (excluding Hervey Bay & Moreton Bay) are expected to affect mainly offshore waters from early Monday 26th April 2010, with a Coastal Wind Warning issued at 10:45am on Sunday morning.

The warning describes the synoptic situation: a high pressure system east of New Zealand extended a weakening ridge onto the east Queensland coast. A trough over the south-west of the state was moving eastwards and will pass off the southern coast early Monday. Firm ridging will develop along the southern coast after the change. (Source: BOM)

The Strong Wind Warning extends from Sandy Cape to Point Danger, where S/SE winds will increase to 25/30 knots early Monday mainly in offshore waters with seas rising to 3 metres.
These winds expected to ease below 25 knots late Monday.

High tide (1.49m) on the Gold Coast Seaway is at 6:15am, with low tide (0.07m) at 12:24pm.

Therefore, if you are going out on the water tomorrow to enjoy the long weekend, please be careful and play it safe.