Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast: Bowen to Yeppoon

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Forecast issued at 10:00 am EST on Wednesday 29 January 2020.

Weather Situation

A slow-moving trough extends from a tropical low [998 hPa] near Normanton to the coast through the Cairns coast and into to the northern Coral Sea, with northwesterly winds to its north, and east to northeasterlies to its south. The trough will move northwards from later today.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Thursday 30 January

Winds
East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm north of Creal Reef in the morning and afternoon.

Friday 31 January

Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

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 3:50 pm EST Wednesday.

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