Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast: Bowen to Yeppoon

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Forecast issued at 3:54 pm EST on Thursday 9 April 2020.

Weather Situation

A firm ridge extends across Northern waters from a high [1031 hPa] near Tasmania. The high will slowly move to the east during the next few days maintaining the ridge and southeasterly trade winds.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots between Creal Reef and Gannett Cay in the evening. Winds turning easterly in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 10 April

Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Saturday 11 April

Winds
East to northeasterly about 10 knots, tending variable in the afternoon. Winds becoming north to northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres in the Capricorn Channel, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Sunday 12 April

Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots, becoming south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Winds tending east to southeasterly during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre in the Capricorn Channel during the evening.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.

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 Friday.

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