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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast: Bowen to Yeppoon

Issued at 4:45 am EST on Tuesday 4 August 2020
for the period until midnight EST Thursday 6 August 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 ridge of high pressure over eastern Queensland will weaken further today and tomorrow while moving offshore. A surface trough will move east across southwestern Queensland on Thursday with winds tending southeast to northeasterly over north Queensland waters. A surface trough may develop about the north Queensland coast on Friday.

Forecast for Tuesday 4 August until midnight

Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 5 August

Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly about 10 knots south of Gannet Cay. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 6 August

Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel. Weather: Partly cloudy.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 3:50 pm 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.