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, 25 April 3:50PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 25 April
Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: East to 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, 26 April
Winds: Variable about 10 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower through the Capricorn Channel in the early morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.
Forecast for Thursday, 27 April
Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then tending southeasterly in the early afternoon.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
Forecast for Friday, 28 April
Winds: South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather: 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: Tuesday, 25 April 3:50PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 25 April
Winds: Variable about 10 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell:
Weather: Mostly clear. 40% chance of showers north of Kowanyama, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore north of Kowanyama.
Forecast for Wednesday, 26 April
Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers offshore north of Kowanyama, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore north of Kowanyama.
Forecast for Thursday, 27 April
Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots before dawn.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 40% chance of showers offshore north of Kowanyama in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore north of Kowanyama.
Forecast for Friday, 28 April
Winds: South to southeasterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
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: Tuesday, 25 April 3:50PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 25 April
Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Cullen Point in the evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Weipa.
Swell:
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Wednesday, 26 April
Winds: Easterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore north of Cullen Point.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Thursday, 27 April
Winds: Easterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Friday, 28 April
Winds: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore south of Weipa.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Torres Strait Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Torres Strait
Issued: Tuesday, 25 April 3:50PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 25 April
Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots west of Cape York in the evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres west of Cape York.
Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Wednesday, 26 April
Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore west of Cape York early in the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres west of Cape York.
Swell: Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Thursday, 27 April
Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Friday, 28 April
Winds: East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% 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, 25 April 3:50PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 25 April
Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots at times offshore.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres outside the reef.
Swell: East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers north of Cape Grenville, 50% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Wednesday, 26 April
Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots at times in the morning.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres outside the reef.
Swell: Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers north of Cape Grenville, 60% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Thursday, 27 April
Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers north of Cape Grenville, 30% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm north of Cape Grenville.
Forecast for Friday, 28 April
Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.
Cooktown Coast: Cape Melville to Cape Tribulation Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Cooktown Coast: Cape Melville to Cape Tribulation
Issued: Tuesday, 25 April 3:50PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 25 April
Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Swell: East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre later in the evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Forecast for Wednesday, 26 April
Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Forecast for Thursday, 27 April
Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Forecast for Friday, 28 April
Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Cairns Coast: Cape Tribulation to Cardwell Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Cairns Coast: Cape Tribulation to Cardwell
Issued: Tuesday, 25 April 3:50PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 25 April
Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots at times north of Cairns.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Cairns.
Swell: East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower inshore, near zero chance elsewhere.
Forecast for Wednesday, 26 April
Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Forecast for Thursday, 27 April
Winds: Variable about 10 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.
Forecast for Friday, 28 April
Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
Townsville Coast: Cardwell to Bowen Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Townsville Coast: Cardwell to Bowen
Issued: Tuesday, 25 April 3:50PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 25 April
Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots with inshore northeasterly sea breezes during the afternoon.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Forecast for Wednesday, 26 April
Winds: East to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly in the afternoon and evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Forecast for Thursday, 27 April
Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny day. 30% chance of a shower in the evening.
Forecast for Friday, 28 April
Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower.
Mackay Coast: Bowen to St Lawrence Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Mackay Coast: Bowen to St Lawrence
Issued: Tuesday, 25 April 3:50PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 25 April
Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly clear.
Forecast for Wednesday, 26 April
Winds: Variable about 10 knots tending east to northeasterly in the afternoon, then northeast to northwesterly in the late evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.
Forecast for Thursday, 27 April
Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then tending southeasterly in the early afternoon.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny day. 30% chance of a shower in the late afternoon and evening.
Forecast for Friday, 28 April
Winds: South to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Sunny.
Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters
Issued: Tuesday, 25 April 3:50PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 25 April
Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: East to 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, 26 April
Winds: Variable about 10 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower through the Capricorn Channel in the early morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.
Forecast for Thursday, 27 April
Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then tending southeasterly in the early afternoon.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
Forecast for Friday, 28 April
Winds: South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather: Sunny.
Capricornia Coast: St Lawrence to Burnett Heads Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Capricornia Coast: St Lawrence to Burnett Heads
Issued: Tuesday, 25 April 3:50PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 25 April
Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather: Mostly clear. 30% chance of a shower offshore south of Agnes Water, near zero chance elsewhere.
Forecast for Wednesday, 26 April
Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower south of Cape Capricorn at night. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm at night.
Forecast for Thursday, 27 April
Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the early morning.
Forecast for Friday, 28 April
Winds: Southerly 15 to 25 knots turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre offshore southern waters, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre offshore.
Weather: Sunny.
Hervey Bay Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Hervey Bay
Issued: Tuesday, 25 April 3:50PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 25 April
Winds: East to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: North to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly clear.
Forecast for Wednesday, 26 April
Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then becoming west to northwesterly about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: North to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny day. 40% chance of showers at night. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.
Forecast for Thursday, 27 April
Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Swell: North to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: 30% chance of a shower in the early morning. Mostly sunny day.
Forecast for Friday, 28 April
Winds: South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southeasterly during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell: Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly 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: Tuesday, 25 April 3:50PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 25 April
Winds: East to northeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.
Forecast for Wednesday, 26 April
Winds: North to northeasterly about 10 knots tending north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then tending west to northwesterly in the late evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Mostly sunny day. 50% chance of showers at night. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.
Forecast for Thursday, 27 April
Winds: Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers offshore, 20% chance elsewhere.
Forecast for Friday, 28 April
Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the evening.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.
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, 25 April 3:50PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 25 April
Winds: Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres.
Weather: Mostly clear.
Forecast for Wednesday, 26 April
Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to northwesterly in the evening. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Maroochydore in the late evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Mostly sunny morning. 70% chance of showers in the late afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Forecast for Thursday, 27 April
Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre offshore.Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore north of Maroochydore in the early morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.
Forecast for Friday, 28 April
Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower.
Moreton Bay Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Moreton Bay
Issued: Tuesday, 25 April 3:50PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 25 April
Winds: North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell:
Weather: Clear.
Forecast for Wednesday, 26 April
Winds: Northwesterly about 10 knots tending northerly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then turning west to northwesterly in the late afternoon.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell:
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Forecast for Thursday, 27 April
Winds: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Sunny.
Forecast for Friday, 28 April
Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending southeast to southwesterly during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the far north during the evening.
Swell:
Weather: Mostly sunny.
Gold Coast Waters: Cape Moreton to Point Danger Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Gold Coast Waters: Cape Moreton to Point Danger
Issued: Tuesday, 25 April 3:50PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 25 April
Winds: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly in the evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres.
Weather: Clear.
Forecast for Wednesday, 26 April
Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre later in the evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Forecast for Thursday, 27 April
Winds: Westerly 15 to 20 knots tending southwesterly before dawn then tending southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre offshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower offshore at night. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.
Forecast for Friday, 28 April
Winds: Southerly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon or evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.