Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast for Queensland

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast: Bowen to Yeppoon

Issued at 3:53 pm EST on Wednesday 23 July 2014
for the period until midnight EST Saturday 26 July 2014.

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

For latest warnings go to www.bom.gov.au, subscribe to RSS feeds, call 1300-360-427* or listen for warnings on relevant TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation

A high over southeastern Australia extends a ridge along the Queensland east coast. The high is expected to moving northeast across the Tasman Sea during the coming days.

Forecast for Wednesday 23 July until midnight

Winds: SE 15 to 20 knots.

Seas: to 1.7 metres.

Swell: Less than 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.

Forecast for Thursday 24 July

Winds: E to SE 10 to 15 knots, winds reaching 15 to 20 knots at times.

Seas: 1.2 to 1.7 metres.

Swell: Less than 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.

Forecast for Friday 25 July

Winds: SE to NE 15 to 20 knots.

Seas: to 1.7 metres.

Swell: Less than 1.5 metres though the Capricorn Channel.

Weather: Isolated showers.

Forecast for Saturday 26 July

Winds: SE to NE 15 to 20 knots, easing to 10 to 15 knots south of Gannet Cay during the evening

Seas: 1.2 to 1.7 metres.

Swell: Less than 1.5 metres though the Capricorn Channel.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:45 am EST Thursday.

* Calls to 1300 numbers cost around 27.5c incl. GST, higher from mobiles or public phones. Marine forecasts are also available on VHF and HF radio. View the radio schedule on www.bom.gov.au/marine

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