Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast: Bowen to Yeppoon

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Monday 19 August 2019.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge of high pressure extends along far northeastern Queensland waters with mostly light winds south of Townsville. A vigorous southerly change will move into central coast waters early Tuesday morning, then rapidly move north during the day, with fresh to strong southeasterly winds developing along the entire east tropical coast.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Tuesday 20 August

Winds
South to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Wednesday 21 August

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending southerly during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the evening.
Swell
Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
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 Monday.

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