Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast: Bowen to Yeppoon

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Sunday 11 December 2016.

Weather Situation

A trough and an associated fresh to strong southeasterly wind flow will extend slowly northwards through Mackay waters during today. A slow moving high pressure system over the northwestern Tasman Sea will extend a firm ridge along the east Queensland coast during the next few days.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots at times south of Creal Reef during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Monday 12 December

Winds
East to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots at times south of Creal Reef.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tuesday 13 December

Winds
Easterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height. Wind warnings are issued for today and tomorrow and describe the highest category of wind warning for that day.

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

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