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 4:45 am EST on Friday 27 March 2015
for the period until midnight EST Sunday 29 March 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 weak ridge of high pressure lies along the east coast. A new high will enter the Tasman Sea over the weekend, leading to a strengthening of the ridge along the east coast

Forecast for Friday 27 March until midnight

Winds: E to SE 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots north of Gannet Cay in the evening.

Seas: 1.2 to 1.7 metres.

Swell: ESE 1 metre in the Capricorn Channel.

Weather: Isolated showers.

Forecast for Saturday 28 March

Winds: SE 15 to 20 knots.

Seas: 1.7 metres.

Swell: ESE 1 metre in the Capricorn Channel.

Weather: Isolated showers.

Forecast for Sunday 29 March

Winds: SE 15 to 20 knots.

Seas: 1.7 metres.

Swell: ESE 1 metre in the Capricorn Channel.

Weather: Isolated showers.

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