Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast for Queensland

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Updated Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast: Bowen to Yeppoon

Issued at 5:10 am EST on Tuesday 25 November 2014
for the period until midnight EST Thursday 27 November 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

A weak ridge of high pressure extends along the east Queensland coast. A high will shift slowly east over the Great Australian Bight during the next few days, reinforcing the ridge as it nears Tasmania on Thursday.

Forecast for Tuesday 25 November until midnight

Winds: SE to NE 10 to 15 knots.

Seas: 1.2 metres.

Swell: Less than 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.

Weather: Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

Forecast for Wednesday 26 November

Winds: SE to E 10 to 15 knots.

Seas: 1.2 metres.

Swell: Less than 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.

Weather: Isolated showers and thunderstorms.

Forecast for Thursday 27 November

Winds: E to SE 10 to 15 knots.

Seas: 1.2 metres

Swell: Less than 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.

Weather: Isolated showers.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 3:50 pm EST Tuesday.

* 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.