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 3:51 pm EST on Thursday 28 May 2015
for the period until midnight EST Sunday 31 May 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 pressure centre will remain slow moving near the northern New South Wales or southern Queensland coast during the next few days, maintaining a firm ridge over far northeast Queensland waters. The ridge should then relax during the weekend as the high pressure centre weakens and shifts east.

Forecast for Thursday 28 May until midnight

Winds: SE 15 to 20 knots.

Seas: 1.7 metres.

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

Weather: Isolated showers.

Forecast for Friday 29 May

Winds: E to SE 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots at times north of Gannet Cay.

Seas: 1.2 to 1.7 metres.

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

Weather: Isolated showers.

Forecast for Saturday 30 May

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

Seas: 1.2 to 1.7 metres.

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

Weather: Isolated showers.

Forecast for Sunday 31 May

Winds: E to NE 10 to 15 knots.

Seas: 1.2 metres.

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

Weather: Isolated showers.

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.