Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast: Bowen to Yeppoon
Issued at 4:45 am EST on Tuesday 28 July 2015
for the period until midnight EST Thursday 30 July 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.
A strong high over southern Australia will move east during the period, extending a firm ridge along the Queensland east coast.Forecast for Tuesday 28 July until midnight
Winds: SE 20 to 25 knots, increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the afternoon.
Seas: 2.2 to 3 metres.
Swell: SE less than 1 metre through the Capricorn Channel, increasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Isolated showers.Forecast for Wednesday 29 July
Winds: SE 20 to 30 knots, decreasing to 20 to 25 knots from the south during the afternoon and evening.
Seas: 2.5 to 3 metres.
Swell: SE 1.5 to 2 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather: Isolated showers.Forecast for Thursday 30 July
Winds: SE 20 to 25 knots, decreasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Seas: 2.2 metres, decreasing to 1.7 metres.
Swell: SE 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather: Isolated showers.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 3:50 pm EST Tuesday.
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Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecasts for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for neighbouring coastal zones.