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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast: Bowen to Yeppoon

Issued at 3:50 pm EST on Saturday 29 February 2020
for the period until midnight EST Tuesday 3 March 2020.

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 surface trough near Cape Tribulation is leading to westerly winds to the north of the trough and southeasterly winds to the south. This trough will extend northwards during the next few days with southeasterly winds spreading throughout.

Forecast for Saturday 29 February until midnight

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots south of Gannet Cay. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres through the Capricorn Channel. Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Mostly clear.

Forecast for Sunday 1 March

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Monday 2 March

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Northeast around 1 metre tending southeasterly in the southern waters. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Tuesday 3 March

Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the northern waters. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Northeast below 1 metre tending southeasterly in the southern waters. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

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

* 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

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