BoM Marine Weather Forecast


Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) Weather Forecasts

Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters
Issued: Monday, 20 August 10:00AM
Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system will move east across the south of the continent early this week, extending a firm ridge into Gulf of Carpentaria waters. The high will gradually weaken as it moves slowly northeastwards across South Australia and southern Queensland in the next few days.
Forecast for Monday, 20 August
Winds: Southerly 20 to 25 knots, easing to 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel around midday.
Weather: Sunny.
Forecast for Tuesday, 21 August
Winds: South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny.
Forecast for Wednesday, 22 August
Winds: Northeast to northwesterly about 10 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

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: Monday, 20 August 10:00AM
Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system will move east across the south of the continent early this week, extending a firm ridge into Gulf of Carpentaria waters. The high will gradually weaken as it moves slowly northeastwards across South Australia and southern Queensland in the next few days.
Forecast for Monday, 20 August
Winds: East of Mornington Island: Southeasterly 25 to 30 knots, easing to 20 to 25 knots in the early afternoon.West of Mornington Island: South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, tending south to southwesterly in the afternoon, then becoming south to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell: Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Sunny.
Forecast for Tuesday, 21 August
Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots tending easterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning then tending southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell: Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to around 1 metre offshore.
Weather: Sunny.
Forecast for Wednesday, 22 August
Winds: South to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the afternoon. Inshore afternoon sea breezes 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell:
Weather: Sunny.
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: Monday, 20 August 10:00AM
Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system will move east across the south of the continent early this week, extending a firm ridge into Gulf of Carpentaria waters. The high will gradually weaken as it moves slowly northeastwards across South Australia and southern Queensland in the next few days.
Forecast for Monday, 20 August
Winds: East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southeasterly in the late afternoon then tending east to southeasterly in the late evening. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Cullen Point in the evening. Winds inshore south of Weipa tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the afternoon, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore north of Weipa later in the evening.
Swell: South to southeasterly around 1 metre offshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather: Sunny.
Forecast for Tuesday, 21 August
Winds: Easterly 20 to 25 knots turning south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon then tending east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening. Southerly winds inshore south of Weipa during the afternoon.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell: South to southeasterly around 1 metre offshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then tending east to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Mostly sunny.
Forecast for Wednesday, 22 August
Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon with inshore sea breezes 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
Swell:
Weather: Mostly sunny.
Torres Strait Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Torres Strait
Issued: Monday, 20 August 10:00AM
Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system will move east across the south of the continent early this week, extending a firm ridge into Gulf of Carpentaria waters. The high will gradually weaken as it moves slowly northeastwards across South Australia and southern Queensland in the next few days.
Forecast for Monday, 20 August
Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Forecast for Tuesday, 21 August
Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, easing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Forecast for Wednesday, 22 August
Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Peninsula Coast: Sharp Point to Cape Melville Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Peninsula Coast: Sharp Point to Cape Melville
Issued: Monday, 20 August 10:00AM
Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system will move east across the south of the continent early this week, extending a firm ridge into Gulf of Carpentaria waters. The high will gradually weaken as it moves slowly northeastwards across South Australia and southern Queensland in the next few days.
Forecast for Monday, 20 August
Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots south of Cape Sidmouth at times during the day. Winds tending easterly in Princess Charlotte Bay during the day.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather: Mostly sunny.
Forecast for Tuesday, 21 August
Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, easing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell: Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Forecast for Wednesday, 22 August
Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Cooktown Coast: Cape Melville to Cape Tribulation Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Cooktown Coast: Cape Melville to Cape Tribulation
Issued: Monday, 20 August 10:00AM
Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system will move east across the south of the continent early this week, extending a firm ridge into Gulf of Carpentaria waters. The high will gradually weaken as it moves slowly northeastwards across South Australia and southern Queensland in the next few days.
Forecast for Monday, 20 August
Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots inshore in the early afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres outside the reef.
Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather: Mostly sunny.
Forecast for Tuesday, 21 August
Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, easing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell: Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Forecast for Wednesday, 22 August
Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly during the evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Cairns Coast: Cape Tribulation to Cardwell Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Cairns Coast: Cape Tribulation to Cardwell
Issued: Monday, 20 August 10:00AM
Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system will move east across the south of the continent early this week, extending a firm ridge into Gulf of Carpentaria waters. The high will gradually weaken as it moves slowly northeastwards across South Australia and southern Queensland in the next few days.
Forecast for Monday, 20 August
Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore north of Cairns in the late morning. Winds south of Innisfail easing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Weather: Mostly sunny.
Forecast for Tuesday, 21 August
Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell: Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Forecast for Wednesday, 22 August
Winds: East to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly about 10 knots during the afternoon. Inshore afternoon sea breezes reaching up to 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Townsville Coast: Cardwell to Bowen Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Townsville Coast: Cardwell to Bowen
Issued: Monday, 20 August 10:00AM
Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system will move east across the south of the continent early this week, extending a firm ridge into Gulf of Carpentaria waters. The high will gradually weaken as it moves slowly northeastwards across South Australia and southern Queensland in the next few days.
Forecast for Monday, 20 August
Winds: East of Cape Bowling Green: Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots at times until early afternoon. Winds easing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.West of Cape Bowling Green: South to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre outside the reef around midday.
Weather: Sunny.
Forecast for Tuesday, 21 August
Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending easterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon. Winds tending northeasterly inshore during the afternoon and early evening with seabreezes.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather: Mostly sunny.
Forecast for Wednesday, 22 August
Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly during the evening. Inshore afternoon northeasterly sea breezes 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Mackay Coast: Bowen to St Lawrence Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Mackay Coast: Bowen to St Lawrence
Issued: Monday, 20 August 10:00AM
Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system will move east across the south of the continent early this week, extending a firm ridge into Gulf of Carpentaria waters. The high will gradually weaken as it moves slowly northeastwards across South Australia and southern Queensland in the next few days.
Forecast for Monday, 20 August
Winds: Southerly 25 to 30 knots, tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Sunny.
Forecast for Tuesday, 21 August
Winds: South to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots tending east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the morning and early afternoon. Northeasterly winds inshore south of Sarina in the afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Sunny.
Forecast for Wednesday, 22 August
Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly during the evening. Inshore afternoon northeasterly sea breezes 10 to15 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Sunny.
Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters
Issued: Monday, 20 August 10:00AM
Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system will move east across the south of the continent early this week, extending a firm ridge into Gulf of Carpentaria waters. The high will gradually weaken as it moves slowly northeastwards across South Australia and southern Queensland in the next few days.
Forecast for Monday, 20 August
Winds: Southerly 20 to 25 knots, easing to 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel around midday.
Weather: Sunny.
Forecast for Tuesday, 21 August
Winds: South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny.
Forecast for Wednesday, 22 August
Winds: Northeast to northwesterly about 10 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.
Capricornia Coast: St Lawrence to Burnett Heads Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Capricornia Coast: St Lawrence to Burnett Heads
Issued: Monday, 20 August 10:00AM
Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system will move east across the south of the continent early this week, extending a firm ridge into Gulf of Carpentaria waters. The high will gradually weaken as it moves slowly northeastwards across South Australia and southern Queensland in the next few days.
Forecast for Monday, 20 August
Winds: Southerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late morning.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell: South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore southern waters, increasing to 1 to 2 metres later in the evening.
Weather: Sunny.
Forecast for Tuesday, 21 August
Winds: Southerly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening. Inshore afternoon northeasterly seabreezes developing.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell: South to southeasterly 2 to 3 metres offshore southern waters, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Weather: Sunny.
Forecast for Wednesday, 22 August
Winds: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northwesterly during the afternoon with north to northeasterly sea breezes inshore.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the afternoon or evening.
Swell: South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore southern waters.
Weather: Sunny.
Hervey Bay Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Hervey Bay
Issued: Monday, 20 August 10:00AM
Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system will move east across the south of the continent early this week, extending a firm ridge into Gulf of Carpentaria waters. The high will gradually weaken as it moves slowly northeastwards across South Australia and southern Queensland in the next few days.
Forecast for Monday, 20 August
Winds: South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Sunny.
Forecast for Tuesday, 21 August
Winds: South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Sunny.
Forecast for Wednesday, 22 August
Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending westerly during the morning then turning north to northwesterly during the day.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Sunny.
Fraser Island Coast: Sandy Cape to Double Island Point Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Fraser Island Coast: Sandy Cape to Double Island Point
Issued: Monday, 20 August 10:00AM
Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system will move east across the south of the continent early this week, extending a firm ridge into Gulf of Carpentaria waters. The high will gradually weaken as it moves slowly northeastwards across South Australia and southern Queensland in the next few days.
Forecast for Monday, 20 August
Winds: Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning southerly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas: 15 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre later in the evening.
Swell: South to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday and increasing further to 2 to 3 metres offshore by early evening.
Weather: Sunny.
Forecast for Tuesday, 21 August
Winds: South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning then becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres around midday, then increasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Swell: South to southeasterly 1 to 2 metres, reaching up to 3 metres offshore in the morning.
Weather: Sunny.
Forecast for Wednesday, 22 August
Winds: Westerly 15 to 20 knots tending northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell: South to southeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather: Sunny.
Sunshine Coast Waters: Double Island Point to Cape Moreton Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Sunshine Coast Waters: Double Island Point to Cape Moreton
Issued: Monday, 20 August 10:00AM
Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system will move east across the south of the continent early this week, extending a firm ridge into Gulf of Carpentaria waters. The high will gradually weaken as it moves slowly northeastwards across South Australia and southern Queensland in the next few days.
Forecast for Monday, 20 August
Winds: Inshore: South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots from the mid afternoon and then becoming variable below 10 knots in the evening. Offshore: South to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, decreasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon and tending southerly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday, then decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the day.Southerly 1 to 2 metres offshore, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Sunny.
Forecast for Tuesday, 21 August
Winds: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northwesterly in the early afternoon then tending west to northwesterly in the late evening. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Maroochydore later in the evening.
Swell: East to southeasterly 1 to 2 metres inshore, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.Southerly 2 to 3 metres offshore, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Weather: Sunny.
Forecast for Wednesday, 22 August
Winds: Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then tending west to northwesterly during the evening. Inshore afternoon north to northeasterly sea breezes 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to southerly 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather: Sunny.
Moreton Bay Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Moreton Bay
Issued: Monday, 20 August 10:00AM
Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system will move east across the south of the continent early this week, extending a firm ridge into Gulf of Carpentaria waters. The high will gradually weaken as it moves slowly northeastwards across South Australia and southern Queensland in the next few days.
Forecast for Monday, 20 August
Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, becoming southerly about 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming west to southwesterly in the late evening.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell:
Weather: Sunny.
Forecast for Tuesday, 21 August
Winds: Westerly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell:
Weather: Sunny.
Forecast for Wednesday, 22 August
Winds: Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northwesterly below 10 knots during the day then becoming west to southwesterly during the evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell:
Weather: Sunny.
Gold Coast Waters: Cape Moreton to Point Danger Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Gold Coast Waters: Cape Moreton to Point Danger
Issued: Monday, 20 August 10:00AM
Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system will move east across the south of the continent early this week, extending a firm ridge into Gulf of Carpentaria waters. The high will gradually weaken as it moves slowly northeastwards across South Australia and southern Queensland in the next few days.
Forecast for Monday, 20 August
Winds: Inshore: South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.Offshore: Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning southerly 15 to 20 knots from the mid afternoon.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the day.Southerly 1 to 2 metres offshore, increasing to 2 to 4 metres around midday.
Weather: Sunny.
Forecast for Tuesday, 21 August
Winds: South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly in the morning. Winds increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres offshore later in the evening.
Swell: East to southeasterly 1 to 2 metres inshore, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the day.Southerly 2 to 3 metres offshore, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
Weather: Sunny.
Forecast for Wednesday, 22 August
Winds: Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then tending westerly during the evening. Winds shifting east to southeasterly about 10 knots in the south during the evening.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell: South to southeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to southerly 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather: Sunny.