Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast: Bowen to Yeppoon

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Friday 19 August 2022.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge persists over North Queensland waters. The ridge will strengthen during the weekend as a high [1034 hPa] off Western Australia moves eastward across the south of the continent.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather
Clear.

Saturday 20 August

Winds
Southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 20 knots north of Creal Reef during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Sunday 21 August

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the evening then decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Monday 22 August

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots turning easterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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 4:45 am EST Saturday.

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