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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 Tuesday 17 September 2019
for the period until midnight EST Friday 20 September 2019.

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 high pressure system [1027] over the eastern Tasman Sea extends a weakening ridge along Queensland's northeast coast. The ridge will strengthen again later this week as a new high moves into the Tasman Sea.

Forecast for Tuesday 17 September until midnight

Winds: North to northeasterly about 10 knots, increasing to 10 to 15 knots south of Creal Reef in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Northeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Clear.

Forecast for Wednesday 18 September

Winds: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots in the late morning, then becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the late afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Northeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 19 September

Winds: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly in the middle of the day, reaching up to 20 knots at times in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Friday 20 September

Winds: Easterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Creal Reef. Swell: Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

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

* 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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