Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast for Queensland

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast: Bowen to Yeppoon

Issued at 3:51 pm EST on Sunday 21 December 2014
for the period until midnight EST Wednesday 24 December 2014.

Please be aware
Wind 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.

Warning Information

For latest warnings go to www.bom.gov.au, subscribe to RSS feeds, call 1300-360-427* or listen for warnings on relevant TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation

A ridge along the east coast of Queensland will begin to weaken during Tuesday, leaving lighter winds for the remainder of the week.

Forecast for Sunday 21 December until midnight

Winds: SE 15 to 20 knots.

Seas: 1.7 metres.

Swell: SE Less than 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.

Weather: Isolated showers.

Forecast for Monday 22 December

Winds: SE 15 to 20 knots, possibly reaching 20 to 25 knots at times.

Seas: 1.7 to 2.2 metres.

Swell: SE less than 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.

Weather: Isolated showers.

Forecast for Tuesday 23 December

Winds: SE 15 to 20 knots.

Seas: 1.7 metres.

Swell: SE Less than 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.

Weather: Isolated showers.

Forecast for Wednesday 24 December

Winds: SE 10 to 15 knots.

Seas: 1.2 metres.

Swell: SE Less than 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.

Weather: Isolated showers.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:45 am EST Monday.

* 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.