Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast: Bowen to Yeppoon

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Sunday 25 September 2016.

Weather Situation

A weak high over the Coral Sea extends a weak ridge over north Queensland waters. A surface trough will move east over the central and southern tropical interior today and is expected to move through Mackay waters early Monday. The trough should then weaken as it shifts further north through the day. A new high will progress east into the Coral Sea on Wednesday and extend a ridge through northern Queensland waters.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots through the Capricorn Channel during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower through the Capricorn Channel, near zero chance elsewhere.

Monday 26 September

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
20% chance of a shower in the early morning. Mostly sunny day.

Tuesday 27 September

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending south to southeasterly during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

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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