Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast: Bowen to Yeppoon

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Wednesday 25 May 2022.

Weather Situation

A high [1030 hPa] near Tasmania extends a ridge over the northern waters. The high will slowly move east over the few days, weakening the ridge.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Thursday 26 May

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Friday 27 May

Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Creal Reef.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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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