Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast: Bowen to Yeppoon

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Monday 23 October 2017.

Weather Situation

A weak pressure gradient currently extends over north Queensland waters. A high pressure system will shift east over southeastern Australia this evening and should enter the Tasman Sea during Tuesday and Wednesday, gradually extending a ridge into north Queensland waters.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending easterly in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly clear. The chance of a thunderstorm through the Capricorn Channel.

Tuesday 24 October

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower through the Capricorn Channel in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm through the Capricorn Channel in the early morning.

Wednesday 25 October

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly below 10 knots during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Thursday 26 October

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Please be awareWind 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.

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

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