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: Tuesday, 16 October 3:54PM
Weather Situation
A weak ridge will extend over Gulf of Carpentaria waters for the next few days with mostly light winds and afternoon sea breezes.
Forecast for Tuesday, 16 October
Winds: Variable below 10 knots, tending southwesterly 10 to 15 knots near and south of Gannet Cay.
Seas: Below 0.5 metres, increasing to below 1 metre through the Capricorn Channel.
Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather: Mostly clear.
Forecast for Wednesday, 17 October
Winds: Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Forecast for Thursday, 18 October
Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Forecast for Friday, 19 October
Winds: East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
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: Tuesday, 16 October 3:54PM
Weather Situation
A weak ridge will extend over Gulf of Carpentaria waters for the next few days with mostly light winds and afternoon sea breezes.
Forecast for Tuesday, 16 October
Winds: Variable about 10 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell:
Weather: Mostly clear. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Wednesday, 17 October
Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots later in the morning with afternoon sea breezes inshore.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell:
Weather: Mostly sunny. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Thursday, 18 October
Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning then tending northwest to northeasterly in the middle of the day.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell:
Weather: The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.
Forecast for Friday, 19 October
Winds: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell:
Weather: Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
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, 16 October 3:54PM
Weather Situation
A weak ridge will extend over Gulf of Carpentaria waters for the next few days with mostly light winds and afternoon sea breezes.
Forecast for Tuesday, 16 October
Winds: Variable about 10 knots. Inshore afternoon sea breezes.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell:
Weather: Mostly clear. The chance of a thunderstorm later this evening.
Forecast for Wednesday, 17 October
Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots later in the morning with afternoon sea breezes inshore.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell:
Weather: Mostly sunny. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Forecast for Thursday, 18 October
Winds: Variable about 10 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell:
Weather: Mostly sunny. The chance of a thunderstorm south of Cullen Point.
Forecast for Friday, 19 October
Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the day.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell:
Weather: Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Torres Strait Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Torres Strait
Issued: Tuesday, 16 October 3:54PM
Weather Situation
A weak ridge will extend over Gulf of Carpentaria waters for the next few days with mostly light winds and afternoon sea breezes.
Forecast for Tuesday, 16 October
Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore west of Cape York later tonight.
Forecast for Wednesday, 17 October
Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore west of Cape York in the evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Forecast for Thursday, 18 October
Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef during the afternoon.
Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore east of Cape York.
Forecast for Friday, 19 October
Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon.
Peninsula Coast: Sharp Point to Cape Melville Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Peninsula Coast: Sharp Point to Cape Melville
Issued: Tuesday, 16 October 3:54PM
Weather Situation
A weak ridge will extend over Gulf of Carpentaria waters for the next few days with mostly light winds and afternoon sea breezes.
Forecast for Tuesday, 16 October
Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly clear.
Forecast for Wednesday, 17 October
Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly in the evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Forecast for Thursday, 18 October
Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Forecast for Friday, 19 October
Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Cape Sidmouth during the evening.
Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Cooktown Coast: Cape Melville to Cape Tribulation Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Cooktown Coast: Cape Melville to Cape Tribulation
Issued: Tuesday, 16 October 3:54PM
Weather Situation
A weak ridge will extend over Gulf of Carpentaria waters for the next few days with mostly light winds and afternoon sea breezes.
Forecast for Tuesday, 16 October
Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly clear.
Forecast for Wednesday, 17 October
Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Forecast for Thursday, 18 October
Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the evening.
Forecast for Friday, 19 October
Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef during the evening.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Cairns Coast: Cape Tribulation to Cardwell Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Cairns Coast: Cape Tribulation to Cardwell
Issued: Tuesday, 16 October 3:54PM
Weather Situation
A weak ridge will extend over Gulf of Carpentaria waters for the next few days with mostly light winds and afternoon sea breezes.
Forecast for Tuesday, 16 October
Winds: Variable below 10 knots.
Seas: Below 0.5 metres.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly clear. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore early this evening.
Forecast for Wednesday, 17 October
Winds: Variable about 10 knots.
Seas: Below 0.5 metres.
Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the afternoon and evening.
Forecast for Thursday, 18 October
Winds: East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.
Forecast for Friday, 19 October
Winds: East to southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Townsville Coast: Cardwell to Bowen Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Townsville Coast: Cardwell to Bowen
Issued: Tuesday, 16 October 3:54PM
Weather Situation
A weak ridge will extend over Gulf of Carpentaria waters for the next few days with mostly light winds and afternoon sea breezes.
Forecast for Tuesday, 16 October
Winds: North to northeasterly about 10 knots. Inshore afternoon sea breezes 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly clear. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore early this evening.
Forecast for Wednesday, 17 October
Winds: Variable about 10 knots with afternoon northeasterly sea breezes 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the afternoon and evening.
Forecast for Thursday, 18 October
Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day. Inshore afternoon northeasterly sea breezes 15 to 20 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.
Forecast for Friday, 19 October
Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 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, 16 October 3:54PM
Weather Situation
A weak ridge will extend over Gulf of Carpentaria waters for the next few days with mostly light winds and afternoon sea breezes.
Forecast for Tuesday, 16 October
Winds: North to northeasterly about 10 knots. Inshore afternoon seabreezes 15 to 20 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre offshore.
Weather: Mostly clear.
Forecast for Wednesday, 17 October
Winds: Variable about 10 knots with afternoon northeasterly sea breezes 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre offshore south of Mackay.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre offshore.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the afternoon and evening.
Forecast for Thursday, 18 October
Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre offshore.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the afternoon and evening.
Forecast for Friday, 19 October
Winds: East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Great Barrier Reef Offshore Waters
Issued: Tuesday, 16 October 3:54PM
Weather Situation
A weak ridge will extend over Gulf of Carpentaria waters for the next few days with mostly light winds and afternoon sea breezes.
Forecast for Tuesday, 16 October
Winds: Variable below 10 knots, tending southwesterly 10 to 15 knots near and south of Gannet Cay.
Seas: Below 0.5 metres, increasing to below 1 metre through the Capricorn Channel.
Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather: Mostly clear.
Forecast for Wednesday, 17 October
Winds: Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Forecast for Thursday, 18 October
Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Forecast for Friday, 19 October
Winds: East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel.
Weather: Mostly sunny.
Capricornia Coast: St Lawrence to Burnett Heads Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Capricornia Coast: St Lawrence to Burnett Heads
Issued: Tuesday, 16 October 3:54PM
Weather Situation
A weak ridge will extend over Gulf of Carpentaria waters for the next few days with mostly light winds and afternoon sea breezes.
Forecast for Tuesday, 16 October
Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
Weather: Mostly clear.
Forecast for Wednesday, 17 October
Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the afternoon and evening.
Forecast for Thursday, 18 October
Winds: Southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Agnes Water during the afternoon.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.
Forecast for Friday, 19 October
Winds: Northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: Easterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather: Mostly sunny. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Hervey Bay Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Hervey Bay
Issued: Tuesday, 16 October 3:54PM
Weather Situation
A weak ridge will extend over Gulf of Carpentaria waters for the next few days with mostly light winds and afternoon sea breezes.
Forecast for Tuesday, 16 October
Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly clear.
Forecast for Wednesday, 17 October
Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Forecast for Thursday, 18 October
Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: North to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.
Forecast for Friday, 19 October
Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: North to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
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, 16 October 3:54PM
Weather Situation
A weak ridge will extend over Gulf of Carpentaria waters for the next few days with mostly light winds and afternoon sea breezes.
Forecast for Tuesday, 16 October
Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots at times.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Large and powerful surf conditions in the afternoon and evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Swell: East to southeasterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Forecast for Wednesday, 17 October
Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: Easterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Forecast for Thursday, 18 October
Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.
Forecast for Friday, 19 October
Winds: South to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly during the day.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
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, 16 October 3:54PM
Weather Situation
A weak ridge will extend over Gulf of Carpentaria waters for the next few days with mostly light winds and afternoon sea breezes.
Forecast for Tuesday, 16 October
Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Maroochydore in the late evening.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Maroochydore later in the evening.
Large and powerful surf conditions in the afternoon and evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Swell: Easterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Forecast for Wednesday, 17 October
Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell: Easterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Forecast for Thursday, 18 October
Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.
Forecast for Friday, 19 October
Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then tending northerly during the evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Moreton Bay Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Moreton Bay
Issued: Tuesday, 16 October 3:54PM
Weather Situation
A weak ridge will extend over Gulf of Carpentaria waters for the next few days with mostly light winds and afternoon sea breezes.
Forecast for Tuesday, 16 October
Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell:
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Forecast for Wednesday, 17 October
Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots at times in the eastern bay early in the morning. Winds turning easterly in the late afternoon.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell:
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Forecast for Thursday, 18 October
Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell:
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.
Forecast for Friday, 19 October
Winds: South to southwesterly below 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell:
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Gold Coast Waters: Cape Moreton to Point Danger Forecast
Local Waters Forecast for Gold Coast Waters: Cape Moreton to Point Danger
Issued: Tuesday, 16 October 3:54PM
Weather Situation
A weak ridge will extend over Gulf of Carpentaria waters for the next few days with mostly light winds and afternoon sea breezes.
Forecast for Tuesday, 16 October
Winds: East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore south of Point Lookout.
Large and powerful surf conditions in the afternoon and evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Swell: Easterly 2 to 3 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.
Forecast for Wednesday, 17 October
Winds: East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore north of Point Lookout.
Swell: Easterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Forecast for Thursday, 18 October
Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Swell: Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.
Forecast for Friday, 19 October
Winds: East to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly during the morning then increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.