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 6:43 am EST on Friday 28 November 2014
for the period until midnight EST Sunday 30 November 2014.

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 strengthening ridge of high pressure extends along the east Queensland coast.

Forecast for Friday 28 November until midnight

Winds: E to SE 15 to 20 knots, reaching 25 knots at times during the late afternoon.

Seas: 1.2 to 2.2 metres.

Swell: Less than 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.

Weather: Isolated showers. Possible isolated thunderstorms.

Forecast for Saturday 29 November

Winds: E to SE 10 to 15 knots.

Seas: 0.7 to 1.2 metres.

Swell: Less than 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.

Weather: Isolated showers. Possible isolated thunderstorms.

Forecast for Sunday 30 November

Winds: E to SE 15 to 20 knots.

Seas: 1.2 to 1.7 metres

Swell: Less than 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.

Weather: Isolated showers. Possible isolated thunderstorms.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 3:50 pm EST Friday.

* 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.