Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast: Bowen to Yeppoon

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Friday 26 August 2016.

Weather Situation

A large high over South Australia extends a firm ridge along the tropical east coast. The ridge is expected to be maintained as the high moves slowly east during the coming days.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres north of Creal Reef by early evening.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Saturday 27 August

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Sunny.

Sunday 28 August

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Monday 29 August

Winds
East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 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 Saturday.

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