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: Friday, 14 December 10:00AM
Weather Situation
Severe Tropical cyclone Owen is located over the southwestern Gulf of Carpentaria, and is expected to continue to move generally eastwards today, possibly making landfall on the southeast coast of Gulf of Carpentaria late today or early Saturday.
Forecast for Friday, 14 December
Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Swell: Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Saturday, 15 December
Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning northeasterly in the evening.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Sunday, 16 December
Winds: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the morning. Winds up to 40 knots possible depending on movement and development of Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen.
Swell:
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

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: Friday, 14 December 10:00AM
Weather Situation
Severe Tropical cyclone Owen is located over the southwestern Gulf of Carpentaria, and is expected to continue to move generally eastwards today, possibly making landfall on the southeast coast of Gulf of Carpentaria late today or early Saturday.
Forecast for Friday, 14 December
Winds: Above 64 knots expected due to Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen.
Swell:
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Saturday, 15 December
Winds: Above 64 knots possible depending on movement and development of Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen.
Swell:
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.
Forecast for Sunday, 16 December
Winds: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Mostly 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: Friday, 14 December 10:00AM
Weather Situation
Severe Tropical cyclone Owen is located over the southwestern Gulf of Carpentaria, and is expected to continue to move generally eastwards today, possibly making landfall on the southeast coast of Gulf of Carpentaria late today or early Saturday.
Forecast for Friday, 14 December
Winds: South of Weipa: winds above 34 knots possible depending on movement and development of Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen. Elsewhere north to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots tending west to northwesterly during the day.
Swell:
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Saturday, 15 December
Winds: South of Weipa: winds above 34 knots possible depending on movement and development of Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen. Elsewhere westerly 20 to 25 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Swell:
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Sunday, 16 December
Winds: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell: Northwesterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Torres Strait Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Torres Strait
Issued: Friday, 14 December 10:00AM
Weather Situation
Severe Tropical cyclone Owen is located over the southwestern Gulf of Carpentaria, and is expected to continue to move generally eastwards today, possibly making landfall on the southeast coast of Gulf of Carpentaria late today or early Saturday.
Forecast for Friday, 14 December
Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore west of Cape York in the late evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres west of Cape York.
Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Saturday, 15 December
Winds: West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore west of Cape York early in the morning.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Sunday, 16 December
Winds: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% 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: Friday, 14 December 10:00AM
Weather Situation
Severe Tropical cyclone Owen is located over the southwestern Gulf of Carpentaria, and is expected to continue to move generally eastwards today, possibly making landfall on the southeast coast of Gulf of Carpentaria late today or early Saturday.
Forecast for Friday, 14 December
Winds: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots inshore in the late evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Saturday, 15 December
Winds: Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, easing to 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Sunday, 16 December
Winds: West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Cooktown Coast: Cape Melville to Cape Tribulation Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Cooktown Coast: Cape Melville to Cape Tribulation
Issued: Friday, 14 December 10:00AM
Weather Situation
Severe Tropical cyclone Owen is located over the southwestern Gulf of Carpentaria, and is expected to continue to move generally eastwards today, possibly making landfall on the southeast coast of Gulf of Carpentaria late today or early Saturday.
Forecast for Friday, 14 December
Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots north of Cooktown in the evening. Southeasterly winds 10 to 15 knots north of Cooktown in the late morning, becoming light and then turning northerly around midday.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Cooktown by early evening.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Saturday, 15 December
Winds: Northerly 20 to 25 knots tending northwesterly in the evening. Winds reaching up to 30 knots south of Cooktown in the afternoon and evening, with winds above 34 knots possible depending on movement and development of Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen.
Swell:
Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Sunday, 16 December
Winds: Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres outside the reef.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.
Cairns Coast: Cape Tribulation to Cardwell Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Cairns Coast: Cape Tribulation to Cardwell
Issued: Friday, 14 December 10:00AM
Weather Situation
Severe Tropical cyclone Owen is located over the southwestern Gulf of Carpentaria, and is expected to continue to move generally eastwards today, possibly making landfall on the southeast coast of Gulf of Carpentaria late today or early Saturday.
Forecast for Friday, 14 December
Winds: Northwesterly about 10 knots, increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day and then turning northerly in the early afternoon.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Saturday, 15 December
Winds: Northerly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the middle of the day. Winds above 34 knots possible depending on movement and development of Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen.
Swell:
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Sunday, 16 December
Winds: North to northeasterly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell: Northeast to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, tending east to southeasterly around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Townsville Coast: Cardwell to Bowen Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Townsville Coast: Cardwell to Bowen
Issued: Friday, 14 December 10:00AM
Weather Situation
Severe Tropical cyclone Owen is located over the southwestern Gulf of Carpentaria, and is expected to continue to move generally eastwards today, possibly making landfall on the southeast coast of Gulf of Carpentaria late today or early Saturday.
Forecast for Friday, 14 December
Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly in the evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Saturday, 15 December
Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly 20 to 25 knots in the late morning. Winds increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the afternoon and evening, with winds above 34 knots possible depending on movement and development of Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
Swell: Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef by early evening.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Sunday, 16 December
Winds: Northeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots at times.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the evening.
Swell: North to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending northwest to northeasterly around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Mackay Coast: Bowen to St Lawrence Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Mackay Coast: Bowen to St Lawrence
Issued: Friday, 14 December 10:00AM
Weather Situation
Severe Tropical cyclone Owen is located over the southwestern Gulf of Carpentaria, and is expected to continue to move generally eastwards today, possibly making landfall on the southeast coast of Gulf of Carpentaria late today or early Saturday.
Forecast for Friday, 14 December
Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the day.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe.
Forecast for Saturday, 15 December
Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening. Winds reaching up to 25 knots north of Hamilton Island in the late evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Hamilton Island during the afternoon.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Sunday, 16 December
Winds: Up to 40 knots possible depending on movement and development of Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen.
Swell:
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters
Issued: Friday, 14 December 10:00AM
Weather Situation
Severe Tropical cyclone Owen is located over the southwestern Gulf of Carpentaria, and is expected to continue to move generally eastwards today, possibly making landfall on the southeast coast of Gulf of Carpentaria late today or early Saturday.
Forecast for Friday, 14 December
Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Swell: Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Saturday, 15 December
Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning northeasterly in the evening.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Sunday, 16 December
Winds: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the morning. Winds up to 40 knots possible depending on movement and development of Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen.
Swell:
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Capricornia Coast: St Lawrence to Burnett Heads Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Capricornia Coast: St Lawrence to Burnett Heads
Issued: Friday, 14 December 10:00AM
Weather Situation
Severe Tropical cyclone Owen is located over the southwestern Gulf of Carpentaria, and is expected to continue to move generally eastwards today, possibly making landfall on the southeast coast of Gulf of Carpentaria late today or early Saturday.
Forecast for Friday, 14 December
Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots at times in the afternoon.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to around 1 metre offshore.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe.
Forecast for Saturday, 15 December
Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Agnes Water during the morning and early afternoon.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe.
Forecast for Sunday, 16 December
Winds: Up to 40 knots possible depending on movement and development of Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen.
Swell:
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Hervey Bay Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Hervey Bay
Issued: Friday, 14 December 10:00AM
Weather Situation
Severe Tropical cyclone Owen is located over the southwestern Gulf of Carpentaria, and is expected to continue to move generally eastwards today, possibly making landfall on the southeast coast of Gulf of Carpentaria late today or early Saturday.
Forecast for Friday, 14 December
Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots in the northern bay in the late morning.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell: North to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe.
Forecast for Saturday, 15 December
Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: North to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe.
Forecast for Sunday, 16 December
Winds: North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Winds up to 40 knots possible depending on movement and development of Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen.
Swell:
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Fraser Island Coast: Sandy Cape to Double Island Point Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Fraser Island Coast: Sandy Cape to Double Island Point
Issued: Friday, 14 December 10:00AM
Weather Situation
Severe Tropical cyclone Owen is located over the southwestern Gulf of Carpentaria, and is expected to continue to move generally eastwards today, possibly making landfall on the southeast coast of Gulf of Carpentaria late today or early Saturday.
Forecast for Friday, 14 December
Winds: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Saturday, 15 December
Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Sunday, 16 December
Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the evening.
Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Sunshine Coast Waters: Double Island Point to Cape Moreton Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Sunshine Coast Waters: Double Island Point to Cape Moreton
Issued: Friday, 14 December 10:00AM
Weather Situation
Severe Tropical cyclone Owen is located over the southwestern Gulf of Carpentaria, and is expected to continue to move generally eastwards today, possibly making landfall on the southeast coast of Gulf of Carpentaria late today or early Saturday.
Forecast for Friday, 14 December
Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore at times in the afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Saturday, 15 December
Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning northeasterly during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, tending northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Sunday, 16 December
Winds: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Moreton Bay Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Moreton Bay
Issued: Friday, 14 December 10:00AM
Weather Situation
Severe Tropical cyclone Owen is located over the southwestern Gulf of Carpentaria, and is expected to continue to move generally eastwards today, possibly making landfall on the southeast coast of Gulf of Carpentaria late today or early Saturday.
Forecast for Friday, 14 December
Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots, easing to 10 to 15 knots in the early morning. Winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell:
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Saturday, 15 December
Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots tending northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell:
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning, possibly severe.
Forecast for Sunday, 16 December
Winds: East to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell:
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Gold Coast Waters: Cape Moreton to Point Danger Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Gold Coast Waters: Cape Moreton to Point Danger
Issued: Friday, 14 December 10:00AM
Weather Situation
Severe Tropical cyclone Owen is located over the southwestern Gulf of Carpentaria, and is expected to continue to move generally eastwards today, possibly making landfall on the southeast coast of Gulf of Carpentaria late today or early Saturday.
Forecast for Friday, 14 December
Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 20 to 25 knots offshore during the early morning, and again in the afternoon and evening.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Saturday, 15 December
Winds: Northerly 15 to 25 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning and early afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Sunday, 16 December
Winds: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.