Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast: Bowen to Yeppoon

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 3:58 pm EST on Tuesday 22 August 2017.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge of high pressure extends over north Queensland waters. A surface trough lies through the northern and central interior of Queensland and will remain slow moving during Wednesday and Thursday before shifting slightly further east into the central inland on Friday. A high pressure centre will move east into southeastern Australia late Friday, gradually extending a firm ridge into north Queensland waters.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
East to northeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Wednesday 23 August

Winds
East to northeasterly about 10 knots tending east to southeasterly early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Thursday 24 August

Winds
East to northeasterly about 10 knots, becoming variable below 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Friday 25 August

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending south to southeasterly during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.

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 Wednesday.

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