Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast: Bowen to Yeppoon

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Sunday 14 April 2024.

Weather Situation

A high [1025 hPa] moving east over southern Australia extends a firm ridge over the North Queensland Waters. The high will move into the Tasman Sea from today and maintain the ridge for several days. A weak low or trough in the far northern Coral Sea may drift westward towards the far northern Peninsula coast over the next day or two before dissipating.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots turning easterly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres north of Creal Reef.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Monday 15 April

Winds
East to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres north of Creal Reef.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Tuesday 16 April

Winds
East to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres north of Creal Reef.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Please be awareWind 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.

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

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