Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast for Queensland

IDQ10860

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast: Bowen to Yeppoon

Issued at 4:36 pm EST on Saturday 28 February 2015
for the period until midnight EST Tuesday 3 March 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.

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 weak high near New Zealand combined with a weak low pressure system near New Caledonia is producing a light to moderate southeasterly airflow over Great Barrier Reef offshore waters. These winds are expected to become moderate to fresh on Monday as a new high enters the Tasman Sea.

Forecast for Saturday 28 February until midnight

Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.

Seas: 1.2 metres.

Swell: SE 1 to 1.5 metres in the Capricorn Channel.

Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Sunday 1 March

Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots

Seas: 1.2 metres.

Swell: SE 1 to 1.5 metres in the Capricorn Channel.

Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Monday 2 March

Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.

Seas: 1.2 to 1.7 metres.

Swell: SE 1 to 1.5 metres in the Capricorn Channel.

Weather: Mostly fine, just some very isolated showers.

Forecast for Tuesday 3 March

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.

Seas: 1.7 metres.

Swell: SE 1 to 1.5 metres in the Capricorn Channel.

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

* 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.