Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast: Bowen to Yeppoon

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Friday 29 July 2016.

Weather Situation

A high over southeast Australia extends a ridge across Queensland. The high will move slowly eastwards during the next few days, with the ridge being maintained. This will lead to fresh to strong southeasterly winds over North Queensland waters for the next couple of days. The high weakens on Sunday with the ridge also weakening.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres north of Creal Reef.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower north of Creal Reef, near zero chance elsewhere.

Saturday 30 July

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres north of Creal Reef.
Swell
Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower north of Creal Reef in the early morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.

Sunday 31 July

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Creal Reef.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

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 Friday.

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