Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast: Bowen to Yeppoon

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Wednesday 7 December 2022.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge extends across north Queensland waters. A trough will approach the east coast on Thursday, strengthening winds slightly around Mackay Waters.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres, increasing to around 1 metre through the Capricorn Channel.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Thursday 8 December

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. The chance of a thunderstorm through the Capricorn Channel from the late morning.

Friday 9 December

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Northwest to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

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 Wednesday.

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