Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast: Bowen to Yeppoon
Issued at 4:45 am EST on Friday 28 August 2015
for the period until midnight EST Sunday 30 August 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.
A surface trough will gradually north into Fraser Island waters during Friday. A low pressure system off the coast of New South Wales will move eastwards across the Tasman Sea over the next few days.
Forecast for Friday 28 August until midnight
Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel. Weather: Mostly sunny.
Forecast for Saturday 29 August
Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel. Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Sunday 30 August
Winds: Variable about 10 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 3:50 pm EST Friday.
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Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecasts for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for neighbouring coastal zones.