Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast: Bowen to Yeppoon

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Forecast issued at 3:56 pm EST on Friday 6 December 2019.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge extends over the northwest Coral Sea, and will gradually develop onto the northern Peninsula coast in the next day or two, with winds turning more to the southeast on Sunday. A surface trough lies inland from the east coast.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots through the Capricorn Channel in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, around 1 metre in the Capricorn Channel in the evening.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Clear.

Saturday 7 December

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots through the Capricorn Channel in the early morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing to below 1 metre in the mid-morning.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Sunday 8 December

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Monday 9 December

Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to southeasterly and reaching 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Creal Reef during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre.
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 4:45 am EST Saturday.

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