Thursday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots turning southerly in the late morning, easing to 10/15 knots during the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre by early evening. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres during the afternoon. Friday: Variable about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Outlook Saturday: Variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10/15 knots during the day then decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: South to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres offshore.Issued Thu 10:12 EDT
14:59 EDT Although the Gold Coast has largely dodged the brunt of recent thunderstorms bearing down on south-east Queensland, the weather bureau says locals must still heed warnings.