Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast: Bowen to Yeppoon

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Forecast issued at 3:52 pm EST on Monday 22 April 2019.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the Queensland east coast. A weak trough over the central Coral Sea is likely to move slowly westwards and may approach the central Queensland coast on Tuesday; this feature has some potential to produce strong east southeasterly winds south of about Townsville on Wednesday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Tuesday 23 April

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Wednesday 24 April

Winds
Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots. Slight chance of winds reaching up to 30 knots at times in the evening.
Seas
2 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Thursday 25 April

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots. Slight chance of winds reaching up to 30 knots at times.
Seas
2 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

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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