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 4:20 pm EST on Tuesday 2 September 2014
for the period until midnight EST Friday 5 September 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 trough will move through the forecast area from the west tonight. A high centred over southern Australia will build a ridge through central Queensland behind the trough.

Forecast for Tuesday 2 September until midnight

Winds: NW wind 10 to 15 knots north of Gannet Cay and 15 to 20 knots south of Gannet Cay.

Seas: 1.2 to 1.7 metres.

Swell: SE below 1 metre in the Capricorn Channel.

Forecast for Wednesday 3 September

Winds: NW winds 15 to 25 knots shifting SW 20 to 25 knots by sunrise. Winds north of Creal Reef tending SW to SE 15 to 20 knots during the evening.

Seas: 1.7 to 2.2 metres.

Swell: SE below 1 metre in the Capricorn Channel.

Forecast for Thursday 4 September

Winds: SW 15 to 20 knots south of Creal Reef during the morning. Otherwise SW to SE winds 10 to 15 knots.

Seas: 1.3 to 1.7 metres.

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

Forecast for Friday 5 September

Winds: SE to NE near 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots north of Gannet Cay during the evening.

Seas: 1 to 1.3 metres.

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

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

* 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.