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 3:51 pm EST on Monday 21 April 2014
for the period until midnight EST Thursday 24 April 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 pressure system over the Tasman Sea will move slowly eastwards over the next few days while strengthening slightly. The high extends a ridge along the east coast of Queensland.

Forecast for Monday 21 April until midnight

Winds: E to SE 15 to 20 knots.

Seas: 1.7 metres.

Swell: Southeasterly near 1 metre in the Capricorn Channel.

Weather: Fine.

Forecast for Tuesday 22 April

Winds: SE 15 to 20 knots.

Seas: 1.7 metres.

Swell: SE near 1 metre in the Capricorn Channel.

Weather: Isolated showers.

Forecast for Wednesday 23 April

Winds: SE 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots north of Gannet Cay.

Seas: 1.2 to 1.7 metres.

Swell: Less than 1 metre.

Weather: Scattered showers.

Forecast for Thursday 24 April

Winds: SE 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots at times in northern waters.

Seas: 1.2 to 1.7 metres.

Swell: SE about 1 metre.

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

* 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.