Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Queensland
Forecast for Queensland Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters
from Bowen to Yeppoon
Issued at 3:08pm EST on Wednesday the 19th of June 2013
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
Warning Summary at issue time
A high 1031 hPa near Tasmania extends a ridge across most of Queensland. The ridge is expected to strengthen during tonight before weakening over the next few days as it moves slowly eastwards.
Wednesday until midnight: Winds: South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1.7 metres. Swell: Less than 1.5 metres.
Thursday: Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots at times over southern waters. Seas: 1.2 to 1.7 metres. Swell: Less than 1.5 metres. Isolated showers.
Friday: Winds: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots at times over southern waters.
Saturday: Winds: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:38 am EST Thursday.