Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast: Bowen to Yeppoon

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 3:54 pm EST on Friday 14 August 2020.

Weather Situation

A high over the Coral Sea extends a weak ridge over northern waters. A trough will move across central Queensland today and on Saturday, moving offshore south of Cooktown during Sunday morning. A new ridge will build over central Queensland behind the trough.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre north of Creal Reef.
Weather
Clear.

Saturday 15 August

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming northerly during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
North to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Sunday 16 August

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southeasterly during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Monday 17 August

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Please be awareWind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

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

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