Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast: Bowen to Yeppoon

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Sunday 18 April 2021.

Weather Situation

A high [1029 hPa] in the Great Australian Bight extends a ridge along the coast. A trough over the Coral Sea will move slowly westwards towards the northeast coast over the next few days.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 20 to 25 knots north of Creal Reef during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres north of Creal Reef during the morning.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 19 April

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 20 to 25 knots north of Creal Reef during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres north of Creal Reef.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Tuesday 20 April

Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Creal Reef during the afternoon.
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 Sunday.

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