Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast: Bowen to Yeppoon

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Forecast issued at 10:14 am EST on Tuesday 21 September 2021.

Weather Situation

A high [1022 hPa] over the Tasman Sea extends a firm ridge over northern waters. The ridge will weaken over the next couple of days as the high moves eastwards. A trough will move offshore of the east coast south of Townsville during Tuesday, and a new high moving across the Bight will strengthen a ridge over northern waters in the wake of the trough, easing gradually from Thursday as the high moves over eastern Australia and starts to weaken.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southwesterly in the afternoon then tending southerly 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Creal Reef.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Wednesday 22 September

Winds
South to southeasterly 20 to 30 knots, decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres through the Capricorn Channel by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 23 September

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the evening.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the evening.
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 Tuesday.

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