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Winds start to ease off the Gold Coast

AAP logoAAP 4/08/2016

Gale force winds which forced the closure of Gold Coast beaches and whipped up dangerous surf conditions in southeast Queensland should ease on Friday.

A Bureau of Meteorology forecaster says the strongest recorded winds were at Double Island Point, north of Noosa on the Sunshine Coast, which reached 107km/h on Thursday.

While the winds will weaken on Friday, they are still expected to reach 60km/h.

"It will ease off overnight but there will still be strong winds tomorrow," the BoM spokesman said.

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