Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast: Bowen to Yeppoon

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Sunday 26 February 2017.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system in the western Tasman Sea will strengthen while moving slowly east during the next few days, extending a firm ridge along the east Queensland coast. A trough over the Coral Sea will move west towards north Queensland waters mid to late week.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots through the Capricorn Channel.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather
Mostly clear. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Monday 27 February

Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly early in the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tuesday 28 February

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 40% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Wednesday 1 March

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

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 4:45 am EST Monday.

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