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 4:22 pm EST on Wednesday 30 July 2014
for the period until midnight EST Saturday 2 August 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

Weak high pressure centres over New South Wales and central Australia will maintain a ridge about the east tropical coast during the next couple of days. A new, strong high will enter the Great Australia Bight on Friday.

Forecast for Wednesday 30 July until midnight

Winds: E to SE 10 to 15 knots. Winds shifting E to NE during the evening.

Seas: 1.2 metres.

Swell: Less than 1 metre through the Capricorn Channel.

Weather: Isolated showers.

Forecast for Thursday 31 July

Winds: E to NE 10 to 15 knots.

Seas: 1.2 metres.

Swell: Less than 1 metre through the Capricorn Channel.

Weather: Isolated showers.

Forecast for Friday 1 August

Winds: N to NE 10 to 15 knots, tending variable about 10 knots during the morning.

Seas: 1.2 metres.

Swell: Less than 1 metre through the Capricorn Channel.

Forecast for Saturday 2 August

Winds: S to SE 20 to 25 knots spreading throughout from the south.

Seas: to 2.5 metres

Swell: Less than 1 metre through the Capricorn Channel.

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

* 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.