Great Barrier Reef Offshore Weather


Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters: Bowen to Yeppoon

Issued at: 24/08/2017 04:45.

A weak ridge of high pressure extends over north Queensland waters. A surface trough lies through the northern and central interior of Queensland and will remain slow moving during today before shifting further northeast into the northeastern interior on Friday. A coastal trough and an associated southerly wind change will most likely extend north through Mackay and Townsville waters during Friday morning. A high pressure centre over southern Australia will then extend a firm ridge into north Queensland waters over the weekend.
Thursday, 24/08/2017
Winds East to northeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas Below 1 metre.
Swell East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather Sunny.
Friday, 25/08/2017
Winds Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southwesterly 10 to 20 knots in the morning then tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon and evening.
Seas Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather 30% chance of a shower in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm through the Capricorn Channel in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.
Saturday, 26/08/2017
Winds Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Swell Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

The next routine forecast will be issued at: 24/08/2017 15:50

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