Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast for Queensland


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast: Bowen to Yeppoon

Issued at 4:45 am EST on Sunday 1 February 2015
for the period until midnight EST Tuesday 3 February 2015.

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

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Weather Situation

TC Ola to the NW of New Caledonia and a large high in the great Australian Bight.

Forecast for Sunday 1 February until midnight

Winds: S to SE 10 to 15 knots.

Seas: 1.2 metres.

Swell: Less than 1.5 metres.

Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Monday 2 February

Winds: SE to NE 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the southeast during the evening.

Seas: 1.2 metres, reaching 1.7 metres in the southeast in the evening.

Swell: Less than 1.5 metres.

Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Tuesday 3 February

Winds: SE 15 to 20 knots, increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the south during the day.

Seas: 1.7 to 2.5 metres.

Swell: Less than 1.5 metres.

Weather: Isolated showers.

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

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Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecasts for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for neighbouring coastal zones.