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 3:50 pm EST on Saturday 30 May 2015
for the period until midnight EST Tuesday 2 June 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 high in the Tasman Sea extends a weakening ridge along the Queensland east coast. A fresh southerly change will move into southern parts of the Great Barrier Reef offshore waters on Monday evening, extending throughout on Tuesday.

Forecast for Saturday 30 May until midnight

Winds: E to SE 10 to 15 knots, reaching 20 knots at times north of Creal Reef during the evening.

Seas: 1.2 to 1.7 metres.

Swell: SE Less than 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.

Weather: Mostly fine, just a possible shower.

Forecast for Sunday 31 May

Winds: E to NE 10 to 15 knots, tending N to NE at 10 knots south of Gannet Cay in the afternoon.

Seas: to 1.2 metres.

Swell: SE Less than 1 metre through the Capricorn Channel.

Weather: Fine.

Forecast for Monday 1 June

Winds: Variable 5 to 10 knots most of the day. A NE to NW 5 to 10 knots. A southerly change 20 to 25 knots will develop over waters south of Gannet Cay during the evening.

Seas: 1.0 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 metres south of Gannet Cay in the evening.

Swell: S to SE less than 1 metre through the Capricorn Channel.

Weather: Mostly fine. A shower or two south of Gannet Cay in the evening.

Forecast for Tuesday 2 June

Winds: S to SE 15 to 25 knots.

Seas: 1.5 to 2.4 metres.

Swell: SE less than 1 metre in the Capricorn Channel.

Weather: Isolated showers.

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.