Hervey Bay Waters Forecast

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Monday 17 December 2018.

Weather Situation

Ex-tropical cyclone Owen is located to the east of Mackay and should remain slow-moving today. A moderate to fresh northeast to southeasterly wind flow extends into southern Queensland waters to the south of the system, with fresh to strong winds north of about Fraser Island nearer to the low and an associated trough. The low should then start to shift north over the Coral Sea from late Tuesday, resulting in winds gradually decreasing over southern Queensland waters. Winds should turn more northerly from late Wednesday and then freshen later on Thursday ahead of a surface trough moving east over the interior of the state.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots reaching up to 25 knots at times over the northern bay.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the northern bay.
Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the northern bay.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm early this evening.

Tuesday 18 December

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
North to northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the northern bay.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Wednesday 19 December

Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
North to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 20 December

Winds
East to northeasterly about 10 knots tending northerly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
North to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Please be awareWind 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.

Nearby Coastal Waters

Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast NT - Roper Groote Coast Forecast NSW - Byron Coast - Coastal Waters Forecast NT - Gove Peninsula Coast Forecast Gold Coast Waters Forecast Moreton Bay Forecast Sunshine Coast Waters Forecast Fraser Island Coast Forecast Hervey Bay Waters Forecast Capricornia Coast Forecast Mackay Coast Forecast Townsville Coast Forecast Cairns Coast Forecast Cooktown Coast Forecast Peninsula Coast Forecast Torres Strait Forecast North East Gulf of Carpentaria Forecast South East Gulf of Carpentaria Forecast

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

Product IDQ11312