Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast for Queensland

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Updated Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast: Bowen to Yeppoon

Issued at 4:31 pm EST on Thursday 18 September 2014
for the period until midnight EST Sunday 21 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 southern Australia will maintain a weak ridge over central Queensland waters. The ridge will strengthen as the high moves east into the Tasman Sea by Monday.

Forecast for Thursday 18 September until midnight

Winds: E to SE 10 to 15 knots, reaching 10 knots at times south of Gannet Cay.

Seas: 1.2 to 1.7 metres.

Swell: SE about 1 metre in the Capricorn Channel.

Forecast for Friday 19 September

Winds: E to SE 5 to 10 knots, becoming E to NE 10 to 15 knots in the evening.

Seas: 0.7 to 1.2 metre.

Swell: SE about 1 metre in the Capricorn Channel.

Forecast for Saturday 20 September

Winds: E to NE 10 to 15 knots.

Seas: 1.2 metres.

Swell: SE about 1 metre in the Capricorn Channel.

Forecast for Sunday 21 September

Winds: SE to NE 10 to 20 knots.

Seas: 1.2 to 1.7 metres.

Swell: SE about 1 metre in the Capricorn Channel.

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

* 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.