Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast: Bowen to Yeppoon

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 3:55 pm EST on Wednesday 4 May 2016.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge extends along the north tropical Queensland coast. A new high pressure system will develop over the southwestern Tasman Sea this evening and then strengthen as it shifts slowly east towards New Zealand during Thursday and Friday, reinforcing the ridge over the north Queensland coast.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Thursday 5 May

Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Friday 6 May

Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots tending southeasterly early in the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Saturday 7 May

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

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 Thursday.

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