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, 28 March 8:58PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 28 March
Winds: East to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots south of Gannet Cay, increasing to 25 to 35 knots north of Gannet Cay, increasing further to 35 to 45 knots at and north of Creal Reef.
Swell:
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Wednesday, 29 March
Winds: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots south of Gannet Cay, increasing to 20 to 30 knots north of Gannet Cay.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres.
Swell: North to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Thursday, 30 March
Winds: North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots tending north to northwesterly during the morning and early afternoon.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres.
Swell: Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Friday, 31 March
Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
Swell: Northwest to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% 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: Tuesday, 28 March 8:58PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 28 March
Winds: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell:
Weather: Clear.
Forecast for Wednesday, 29 March
Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning and again in the late evening.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell:
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower north of Kowanyama in the late morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.
Forecast for Thursday, 30 March
Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning northerly below 10 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell:
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Friday, 31 March
Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Kowanyama during the morning.
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, 28 March 8:58PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 28 March
Winds: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell:
Weather: Partly cloudy. 95% chance of showers north of Cullen Point, 30% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Wednesday, 29 March
Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Cullen Point in the afternoon.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Swell:
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers north of Cullen Point, 60% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Thursday, 30 March
Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell:
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers north of Cullen Point, 60% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Friday, 31 March
Winds: Variable about 10 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell:
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Torres Strait Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Torres Strait
Issued: Tuesday, 28 March 8:58PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 28 March
Winds: West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Wednesday, 29 March
Winds: West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Thursday, 30 March
Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres west of Cape York.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Friday, 31 March
Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly during the afternoon.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% 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, 28 March 8:58PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 28 March
Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Cape Sidmouth in the evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Cape Sidmouth.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers offshore north of Cape Grenville, 30% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Wednesday, 29 March
Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the day.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers north of Cape Grenville, 60% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Thursday, 30 March
Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell: North to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Friday, 31 March
Winds: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
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, 28 March 8:58PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 28 March
Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Cooktown in the evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres outside the reef.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower inshore, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Wednesday, 29 March
Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Cooktown early in the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres outside the reef.
Swell: North to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Thursday, 30 March
Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Swell: North to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.
Forecast for Friday, 31 March
Winds: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre outside the reef.
Swell: Northwest to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% 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, 28 March 8:58PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 28 March
Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres outside the reef.
Swell: Northerly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers offshore south of Innisfail, 30% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Wednesday, 29 March
Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning northerly in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the morning and again in the late evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres outside the reef.
Swell: Northwest to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Thursday, 30 March
Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning northerly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell: Northerly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Friday, 31 March
Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southeasterly during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: Northerly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% 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, 28 March 8:58PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 28 March
Winds: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots north of Townsville, tending 15 to 25 knots inshore, increasing to 25 to 30 knots offshore. Winds above 35 knots possible south Cape Bowling Green due to Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
Swell:
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Wednesday, 29 March
Winds: Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots north of Townsville, increasing to 20 to 30 knots south of Cape Bowling Green, possibly reaching up to 35 knots at times during the early morning depending on movement and development of Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
Swell:
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Thursday, 30 March
Winds: North to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, tending north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
Swell: Northwest to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers south of Cape Bowling Green, 50% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Friday, 31 March
Winds: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southeasterly during the day.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: North to northwesterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% 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: Tuesday, 28 March 8:58PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 28 March
Winds: Northeasterly 30 to 40 knots reaching up to 45 knots at times due to Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
Swell:
Weather: Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Wednesday, 29 March
Winds: Winds north to northeasterly 25 to 30 knots, possibly reaching up to 45 knots in northern inshore waters during the early morning depending on movement and development of Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
Swell:
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Thursday, 30 March
Winds: Northerly 25 to 30 knots turning northwesterly 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres later in the evening.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Friday, 31 March
Winds: West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southwesterly during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.
Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters
Issued: Tuesday, 28 March 8:58PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 28 March
Winds: East to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots south of Gannet Cay, increasing to 25 to 35 knots north of Gannet Cay, increasing further to 35 to 45 knots at and north of Creal Reef.
Swell:
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Wednesday, 29 March
Winds: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots south of Gannet Cay, increasing to 20 to 30 knots north of Gannet Cay.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres.
Swell: North to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Thursday, 30 March
Winds: North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots tending north to northwesterly during the morning and early afternoon.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres.
Swell: Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Friday, 31 March
Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
Swell: Northwest to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% 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: Tuesday, 28 March 8:58PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 28 March
Winds: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 30 knots at times north of Agnes Water in the evening.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore north of Cape Capricorn.
Swell: North to northeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in southern waters.
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Wednesday, 29 March
Winds: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots at times.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres north of Agnes Water.
Swell: North to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Thursday, 30 March
Winds: North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots at times.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore south of Agnes Water around midday.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in southern waters during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Friday, 31 March
Winds: West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots. Winds turning southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas: 2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell: Northeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in southern waters.Below 0.5 metres, tending southeast to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Hervey Bay Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Hervey Bay
Issued: Tuesday, 28 March 8:58PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 28 March
Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: North to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Wednesday, 29 March
Winds: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: North to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Thursday, 30 March
Winds: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots during the day. Winds reaching up to 35 knots in the afternoon.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres around midday.
Swell: North to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Friday, 31 March
Winds: Northwesterly 30 to 35 knots tending westerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the day.
Seas: 2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell: North to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. 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: Tuesday, 28 March 8:58PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 28 March
Winds: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: Northerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Wednesday, 29 March
Winds: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: Northerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Thursday, 30 March
Winds: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots turning northerly 30 to 35 knots in the afternoon.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres around midday.
Swell: Northerly around 1 metre, tending northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening, then tending north to northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres later in the evening.
Weather: Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Friday, 31 March
Winds: Northwesterly 30 to 40 knots shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Seas: 2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres, tending southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.North to northeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. 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: Tuesday, 28 March 8:58PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 28 March
Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: Northerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers north of Maroochydore, 30% chance elsewhere.
Forecast for Wednesday, 29 March
Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly during the morning and early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the afternoon and evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Swell: Northerly around 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Thursday, 30 March
Winds: Northeasterly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 40 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres around midday.
Swell: Northerly around 1 metre, tending northeasterly 1 to 2 metres by early evening.
Weather: Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Friday, 31 March
Winds: North to northeasterly 25 to 40 knots shifting southwesterly 25 to 35 knots during the morning.
Seas: 2 to 4 metres.
Swell: North to northeasterly 2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.Below 0.5 metres, tending southerly 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Moreton Bay Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Moreton Bay
Issued: Tuesday, 28 March 8:58PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 28 March
Winds: East to northeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell:
Weather: Mostly clear.
Forecast for Wednesday, 29 March
Winds: East to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell:
Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Forecast for Thursday, 30 March
Winds: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots tending northerly 20 to 25 knots in the middle of the day then tending northeasterly 25 to 35 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Swell: North to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Friday, 31 March
Winds: North to northeasterly 25 to 35 knots shifting southwesterly 25 to 40 knots during the morning. Winds decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell: North to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Cloudy. 95% 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: Tuesday, 28 March 8:58PM
Forecast for Tuesday, 28 March
Winds: East to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: Northerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather: Mostly clear.
Forecast for Wednesday, 29 March
Winds: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore by early evening.
Swell: Northerly around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers offshore north of Point Lookout, 50% chance elsewhere.
Forecast for Thursday, 30 March
Winds: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 35 knots in the morning.
Seas: 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell: Northerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Friday, 31 March
Winds: Northeasterly 25 to 40 knots shifting southwesterly 30 to 45 knots during the morning.
Seas: 3 to 5 metres.
Swell: Northerly 2 to 4 metres, tending northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.Below 0.5 metres, tending southerly 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.