Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast: Bowen to Yeppoon

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Sunday 7 February 2016.

Weather Situation

A broad area of low pressure lies over inland tropical Queensland, leading to a mostly northwest to northeasterly wind flow extending through North Queensland waters. A slow moving surface trough lies just offshore of the central coast, with a fresh to strong southeasterly wind flow extending over areas west and south of the trough. The trough will move northwards over the next few days, most likely reaching Townsville waters by Sunday evening and Cooktown waters by late Monday.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
Variable around 10 knots north of Creal Reef, tending southeasterly 15 to 25 knots elsewhere.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Monday 8 February

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm north of Creal Reef in the morning.

Tuesday 9 February

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Wednesday 10 February

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% 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 4:45 am EST Monday.

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