Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast for Queensland

IDQ10860

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast: Bowen to Yeppoon

Issued at 4:46 am EST on Saturday 19 April 2014
for the period until midnight EST Monday 21 April 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 of high pressure should remain over southern Queensland during the next few days. A surface trough lies north of Australia, and should strengthen a little during the weekend.

Forecast for Saturday 19 April until midnight

Winds: East to southeasterly 10 knots in the north, variable to 10 knots in the south.

Seas: Less than 1 metre.

Swell: Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres in the Capricorn Channel.

Forecast for Sunday 20 April

Winds: East to southeasterly 10 knots, increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the north during the day.

Seas: 0.7 to 1.2 metres.

Swell: Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres in the Capricorn Channel.

Forecast for Monday 21 April

Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the north during the morning.

Seas: 1.2 to 1.7 metres.

Swell: Southeasterly near 1 metre in the Capricorn Channel.

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

* 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.