Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast for Queensland

IDQ10860

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast: Bowen to Yeppoon

Issued at 3:50 pm EST on Tuesday 7 July 2015
for the period until midnight EST Friday 10 July 2015.

Please be aware
Wind 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.

Warning Information

For latest warnings go to www.bom.gov.au, subscribe to RSS feeds, call 1300-360-427* or listen for warnings on relevant TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation

A broad high pressure system over southeastern Australia extends a weakening ridge over the Great Barrier Reef offshore waters. A new high will move east into the Tasman Sea during Wednesday and Thursday, reinforcing the ridge.

Forecast for Tuesday 7 July until midnight

Winds: SE 15 to 20 knots.

Seas: 1.2 to 1.7 metres.

Swell: SE 1 metre through the Capricorn Channel.

Weather: Isolated showers.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 July

Winds: SE 15 to 20 knots, reaching 20 to 25 knots at times.

Seas: 1.7 to 2.2 metres.

Swell: SE 1 to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.

Weather: Isolated showers.

Forecast for Thursday 9 July

Winds: SE 20 to 25 knots.

Seas: 1.7 to 2.2 metres.

Swell: SE 1 to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.

Weather: Isolated showers.

Forecast for Friday 10 July

Winds: E to SE 20 to 25 knots, decreasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.

Seas: 1.7 to 2.2 metres.

Swell: SE 1 to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.

Swell: Isolated showers.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:45 am EST Wednesday.

* Calls to 1300 numbers cost around 27.5c incl. GST, higher from mobiles or public phones. Marine forecasts are also available on VHF and HF radio. View the radio schedule on www.bom.gov.au/marine

Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecasts for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for neighbouring coastal zones.