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 3:50 pm EST on Monday 15 September 2014
for the period until midnight EST Thursday 18 September 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 the northern Tasman Sea extends a weak ridge along the east coast of Queensland. The ridge will weaken further as the high drifts further east over the next couple of days.

Forecast for Monday 15 September until midnight

Winds: E to SE 10 to 15 knots.

Seas: 1.2 metres.

Swell: SE less than 1.5 metres in the Capricorn Channel.

Forecast for Tuesday 16 September

Winds: SE to NE 5 10 to 15 knots.

Seas: 1.2 metres.

Swell: SE less than 1.5 metres in the Capricorn Channel.

Forecast for Wednesday 17 September

Winds: SE to NE 10 to 15 knots.

Seas: 1.2 metres.

Swell: SE less than 1.5 metres in the Capricorn Channel.

Forecast for Thursday 18 September

Winds: E to NE winds 10 to 15 knots.

Seas: 1,2 metres.

Swell: less than 1.5 metres se.

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.