Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast: Bowen to Yeppoon

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Saturday 25 June 2016.

Weather Situation

A weak trough lies across the Coral Sea onto the north tropical coast, and will move a little further north today. A high will build across southern Australia today, extending a firm ridge into much of Queensland in the wake of the trough. A new cold front will move eastwards across inland Queensland on Monday, reaching southern waters on Monday.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 20 to 25 knots turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Sunday 26 June

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 27 June

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon then tending south to southwesterly during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the evening.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

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 Saturday.

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