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BoM Marine Weather Forecast


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Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters
Issued: Tuesday, 24 January 6:35PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 24 January
Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Forecast for Wednesday, 25 January
Winds: East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers north of Creal Reef, 20% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm north of Creal Reef in the morning.
Forecast for Thursday, 26 January
Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres, tending easterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Forecast for Friday, 27 January
Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Creal Reef during the evening.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

South East Gulf of Carpentaria: QLD-NT Border to Cape Keerweer Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for South East Gulf of Carpentaria: QLD-NT Border to Cape Keerweer
Issued: Tuesday, 24 January 6:35PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 24 January
Winds: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres south of Kowanyama.
Swell: North to northwesterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Wednesday, 25 January
Winds: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell: North to northwesterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Thursday, 26 January
Winds: Variable below 10 knots with inshore afternoon sea breezes.
Seas: Below 0.5 metres.
Swell: North to northwesterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Friday, 27 January
Winds: Variable below 10 knots with inshore afternoon sea breezes.
Seas: Below 0.5 metres.
Swell:
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
North East Gulf of Carpentaria: Cape Keerweer to Crab Island Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for North East Gulf of Carpentaria: Cape Keerweer to Crab Island
Issued: Tuesday, 24 January 6:35PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 24 January
Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: Northwesterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers offshore, 50% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Wednesday, 25 January
Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, becoming variable about 10 knots by the late morning with inshore afternoon and early evening sea breezes.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: West to northwesterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Thursday, 26 January
Winds: Variable about 10 knots with inshore afternoon sea breezes.
Seas: Below 0.5 metres.
Swell: Northwesterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Friday, 27 January
Winds: East to southeasterly about 10 knots with inshore afternoon sea breezes.
Seas: Below 0.5 metres.
Swell:
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Torres Strait Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Torres Strait
Issued: Tuesday, 24 January 6:35PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 24 January
Winds: West to southwesterly below 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly in the evening.
Seas: Below 0.5 metres.
Swell: Westerly below 1 metre west of Cape York.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Wednesday, 25 January
Winds: Variable below 10 knots.
Seas: Below 0.5 metres.
Swell: Westerly below 1 metre west of Cape York.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Thursday, 26 January
Winds: Variable about 10 knots.
Seas: Below 0.5 metres.
Swell: Westerly below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Friday, 27 January
Winds: East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas: Below 0.5 metres.
Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Peninsula Coast: Sharp Point to Cape Melville Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Peninsula Coast: Sharp Point to Cape Melville
Issued: Tuesday, 24 January 6:35PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 24 January
Winds: East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas: Below 0.5 metres.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Wednesday, 25 January
Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon then decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Thursday, 26 January
Winds: East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Friday, 27 January
Winds: East to southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Cooktown Coast: Cape Melville to Cape Tribulation Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Cooktown Coast: Cape Melville to Cape Tribulation
Issued: Tuesday, 24 January 6:35PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 24 January
Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Wednesday, 25 January
Winds: Southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots before dawn.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Thursday, 26 January
Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. A thunderstorm likely from the late morning.
Forecast for Friday, 27 January
Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Cairns Coast: Cape Tribulation to Cardwell Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Cairns Coast: Cape Tribulation to Cardwell
Issued: Tuesday, 24 January 6:35PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 24 January
Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Wednesday, 25 January
Winds: Southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots early in the morning. Winds tending east to southeasterly in the afternoon.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Thursday, 26 January
Winds: Southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots early in the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning.
Forecast for Friday, 27 January
Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Townsville Coast: Cardwell to Bowen Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Townsville Coast: Cardwell to Bowen
Issued: Tuesday, 24 January 6:35PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 24 January
Winds: East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly clear. 40% chance of showers north of Cape Bowling Green, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm north of Cape Bowling Green later tonight.
Forecast for Wednesday, 25 January
Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, tending southeast to northeasterly and increasing to 15 to 20 knots from the late morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef during the afternoon.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers north of Cape Bowling Green, 40% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Thursday, 26 January
Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots with inshore northeasterly sea breezes.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers north of Cape Bowling Green, 50% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm north of Cape Bowling Green from the late morning.
Forecast for Friday, 27 January
Winds: East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots with inshore northeasterly sea breezes.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef during the evening.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Mackay Coast: Bowen to St Lawrence Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Mackay Coast: Bowen to St Lawrence
Issued: Tuesday, 24 January 6:35PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 24 January
Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly clear. 20% chance of a shower offshore north of Hamilton Island, near zero chance elsewhere.
Forecast for Wednesday, 25 January
Winds: East to southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.
Forecast for Thursday, 26 January
Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Forecast for Friday, 27 January
Winds: Northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending southeasterly during the morning then tending easterly during the afternoon.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Hamilton Island during the afternoon or evening.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.
Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters
Issued: Tuesday, 24 January 6:35PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 24 January
Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Forecast for Wednesday, 25 January
Winds: East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers north of Creal Reef, 20% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm north of Creal Reef in the morning.
Forecast for Thursday, 26 January
Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres, tending easterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Forecast for Friday, 27 January
Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Creal Reef during the evening.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.
Capricornia Coast: St Lawrence to Burnett Heads Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Capricornia Coast: St Lawrence to Burnett Heads
Issued: Tuesday, 24 January 6:35PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 24 January
Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore southern waters, decreasing to around 1 metre later in the evening.
Weather: Mostly clear.
Forecast for Wednesday, 25 January
Winds: Easterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots from the late morning and reaching up to 20 knots at times in the late afternoon and evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre offshore southern waters.Easterly around 1 metre offshore.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Forecast for Thursday, 26 January
Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore north of Cape Capricorn, near zero chance elsewhere.
Forecast for Friday, 27 January
Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre offshore.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Hervey Bay Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Hervey Bay
Issued: Tuesday, 24 January 6:35PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 24 January
Winds: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Clear.
Forecast for Wednesday, 25 January
Winds: Easterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Forecast for Thursday, 26 January
Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots in the morning then becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas: Below 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Swell: North to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Forecast for Friday, 27 January
Winds: East to southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the evening.
Swell: North to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
Fraser Island Coast: Sandy Cape to Double Island Point Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Fraser Island Coast: Sandy Cape to Double Island Point
Issued: Tuesday, 24 January 6:35PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 24 January
Winds: East to northeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Weather: Mostly clear.
Forecast for Wednesday, 25 January
Winds: Easterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell: South to southeasterly around 1 metre offshore.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Forecast for Thursday, 26 January
Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Forecast for Friday, 27 January
Winds: East to northeasterly about 10 knots tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the evening.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
Sunshine Coast Waters: Double Island Point to Cape Moreton Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Sunshine Coast Waters: Double Island Point to Cape Moreton
Issued: Tuesday, 24 January 6:35PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 24 January
Winds: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre offshore.
Weather: Clear.
Forecast for Wednesday, 25 January
Winds: North to northeasterly about 10 knots tending easterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: South to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Forecast for Thursday, 26 January
Winds: East to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower south of Maroochydore in the evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.
Forecast for Friday, 27 January
Winds: Easterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Moreton Bay Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Moreton Bay
Issued: Tuesday, 24 January 6:35PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 24 January
Winds: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell:
Weather: Clear.
Forecast for Wednesday, 25 January
Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly in the late morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell:
Weather: Mostly sunny.
Forecast for Thursday, 26 January
Winds: Variable below 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon and evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell:
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers in the evening.
Forecast for Friday, 27 January
Winds: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Below 0.5 metres.
Swell:
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Gold Coast Waters: Cape Moreton to Point Danger Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Gold Coast Waters: Cape Moreton to Point Danger
Issued: Tuesday, 24 January 6:35PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 24 January
Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre, tending southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather: Clear.
Forecast for Wednesday, 25 January
Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell: South to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Forecast for Thursday, 26 January
Winds: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly in the evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre offshore.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers in the evening.
Forecast for Friday, 27 January
Winds: East to northeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre offshore.
Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.