Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast: Bowen to Yeppoon

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Forecast issued at 4:22 pm EST on Saturday 13 February 2016.

Weather Situation

A slow-moving surface trough lies over northern Peninsula waters, with a fresh south to southeasterly wind flow extending over areas to its south, and moderate to locally strong monsoon westerlies to its north. The trough extends through the northern Coral Sea to tropical cyclone Tatiana in the the central eastern Coral Sea. Tropical cyclone Tatiana is expected to remain well offshore from the northern Queensland coast whilst moving in a general southerly direction.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 20 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Sunday 14 February

Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots through the Capricorn Channel in the morning. Winds decreasing to east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the late afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres by early evening, then decreasing below 1 metre later in the evening.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then tending east to southeasterly 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Monday 15 February

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots before dawn then tending southeast to southwesterly in the late afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres through the Capricorn Channel during the morning.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower.

Tuesday 16 February

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending southerly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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 Sunday.

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