Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast for Queensland

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast: Bowen to Yeppoon

Issued at 5:23 am EST on Monday 26 January 2015
for the period until midnight EST Wednesday 28 January 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 Great Australian Bight will extend a ridge along the southern Queensland coast over the next few days. Winds in the Great Barrier Reef offshore waters will gradually freshen during the week.

Forecast for Monday 26 January until midnight

Winds: N to NW 10 to 15 knots becoming variable to 10 knots during the morning and increasing NE to SE 10 to 15 knots in the evening.

Seas: 1.2 metres decreasing to below 1 metre during the morning and increasing to 1.2 metres in the evening.

Swell: E to SE below 1 metre in the Capricorn Channel.

Weather: Isolated showers and thunderstorms.

Forecast for Tuesday 27 January

Winds: NE to SE 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots from the south during the day.

Seas: 1.2 metres, rising to 1.7 metres during the day.

Swell: SE 1 to 1.5 metres in the Capricorn Channel.

Weather: Isolated showers and thunderstorms.

Forecast for Wednesday 28 January

Winds: E to SE 15 to 20 knots.

Seas: 1.7 metres.

Swell: SE 1 to 1.5 metres in the Capricorn Channel.

Weather: Isolated showers and thunderstorms.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 3:50 pm EST Monday.

* 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.