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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast: Bowen to Yeppoon

Issued at 4:15 pm EST on Monday 18 October 2021
for the period until midnight EST Thursday 21 October 2021.

Please be aware
Wind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

Warning Information

For latest warnings go to www.bom.gov.au, subscribe to RSS feeds, call 1300 659 210* or listen for warnings on relevant TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge extends over northern waters. A trough will linger over central Queensland.

Forecast for Monday 18 October until midnight

Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Tuesday 19 October

Winds: North to northwesterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Forecast for Wednesday 20 October

Winds: North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then tending east to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Thursday 21 October

Winds: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:45 am EST Tuesday.

* Calls to 1300 numbers cost around 27.5c incl. GST, higher from mobiles or public phones. Marine forecasts are also available on VHF and HF radio. View the radio schedule on www.bom.gov.au/marine

Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecasts for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for neighbouring coastal zones.