Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast: Bowen to Yeppoon

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Saturday 16 February 2019.

Weather Situation

A weak trough lies through Peninsula waters and this should move northwards into the Torres Strait during this morning. A ridge will develop along the tropical east coast over the weekend from a high in the Tasman Sea. Tropical cyclone Oma lies over the far eastern Coral Sea and is expected to move slowly southwards over the next few days whilst staying well offshore of the Queensland coast.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Sunday 17 February

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots through the Capricorn Channel early in the morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Monday 18 February

Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Tuesday 19 February

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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 4:45 am EST Sunday.

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